Today's Labour News

newsThis news aggregator site highlights South African labour news from a wide range of internet and print sources. Each posting has a synopsis of the source article, together with a link or reference to the original. Postings cover the range of labour related matters from industrial relations to generalist human resources.

chickensEngineering News reports that nonprofit development organisations and the private sector met last week to discuss the plight of thousands of chicken industry workers who have been rendered jobless as a result of dumped chicken imports.  

southafricalogoMoneyweb reports that energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that the deputy director-general for the Department of Energy, Ompi Aphane, has been suspended.  

earningsBusinessLive reports that labour federation Cosatu has accused business of dragging its heels on the finalisation of arrangements for the implementation of the national minimum wage (NMW).  It claims that issues that had already been agreed to were now stalling talks.  

numBusiness Report writes that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Saturday marched to AngloGold Ashanti’s (AGA’s) head office in Johannesburg in protest against the producer’s move to retrench some 8,500 workers.  

zumaBusinessLive reports that ANC alliance partners Cosatu and the SA Communist party (SACP) hit back at critics at the weekend, saying they did not support Tuesday’s no-confidence motion against President Jacob Zuma "in principle" but would continue to call for his resignation.  

mosebenzizwaneBusiness Report writes that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane suffered another setback when he was forced last week to backtrack on his plan to implement a moratorium on the processing of any new applications for prospecting and mining rights.  

saa thumb medium95 76Business Report writes that Finance Minister Malusi on Friday told legislators there was a need to revisit what SA Airways (SAA) pilots get paid as a cost-saving measure, while also tacking transformation and gender progression in the industry.  

africanbankCity Press reports that African Bank has reduced its staff complement by 636 full-time employees through a restructuring programme that commenced in May.  

SaftuANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has called on all its members, workers, and every South African “disgusted by the current pillaging of the resources linked to President Jacob Zuma and his cronies linked to his administration”, to join the civil society-led protest marches in Cape Town and around the country on Monday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 4 August to Sunday, 6 August 2017.

headgear thumb medium80 122Miningmx writes that more misery was heaped on SA’s precious metals industries after Sibanye Gold announced on Thursday that it would be restructuring its Cooke and Beatrix West operations, potentially affecting 7,500 workers or roughly 13% of its workforce.  

farming thumb medium80 84Business Report writes that the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of SA created 15,000 jobs in the agricultural sector in the year to March by providing finance for emerging farmers, the state-owned lender said on Thursday.  

newsThe Department of Correctional Services (DCS) says it has noted with grave concern the propagation of fake appointment letters for learnership opportunities issued by fraudsters.  

mosebenzizwaneBusinessLive reports that in a brutal judgment, Judge Ramarumo Monama tore strips off Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Minister Mosebenzi Zwane in his treatment of the court in the urgent interdict brought by the Chamber of Mines (COM) to stop a proposed moratorium of mineral and prospecting rights and transfers.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that a protection officer of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) was assaulted on Wednesday while trying to stop non-paying commuters during rush-hour at the Mbekweni station in Paarl.  

saa thumb medium95 76EWN reports that on Friday morning officials at OR Tambo International Airport were closely monitoring a go-slow by technical crew at South Africa Airways (SAA).  The workers involved are affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

sapsTimesLive reports that as operators at the emergency 10111 call centre embark on a second wave of strike action‚ the top brass of the SA Police Service (SAPS) maintain that calls for help will not go unanswered.  

numFin24 reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Thursday that it was deeply worried about the possible retrenchments of thousands of workers at Sibanye Gold's operations in SA.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLive reports that the City of Ekurhuleni Council on Thursday endorsed the decision to fire an employee for making a racist remark to her colleagues.  

prasaBusiness Report writes that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has announced that about 1,500 people will be permanently employed at its R1 billion local train manufacturing plant at Dunnottar Park, in the City of Ekurhuleni.  

NedbankMoneyweb reports that Nedbank reduced the number of staff employed in its retail and business banking (RBB) segment by nearly 500 over the past year, with most of this reduction happening in the first six months of 2016.  

sapu thumb medium80 79BusinessLive reports that workers at the 10111 emergency call-centre are going ahead with their strike after not reaching an agreement with management.  

southafricalogoBloomberg reports that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has withdrawn plans to impose a moratorium on granting, renewing and transfering mining rights and says it will explore other measures to ensure companies are compliant with the Mining Charter.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 3 August 2017.

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) will march to South African Airways (SAA) on Friday over a request for pay increases.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that Australian mining company Vantage Goldfields is involved in merger talks with the Canadian-listed Galane Gold in a bid to reopen the Lily Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga  

healthcareBusinessLive reports that the plan by the Council for Medical Scheme (CSM) to consolidate or dissolve small medical schemes posed huge risks to the people who belonged to them and might force some to drop their cover entirely, industry sources warned this week.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92ANA reports that Metrorail said on Thursday that morning commuter train services operating in Johannesburg were experiencing delays of up one hour following infrastructural challenges.  

SibanyeReuters reports that Sibanye Gold will be restructuring operations in its home market, a move that could affect 7,400 of its employees, the gold and platinum miner said on Thursday.  

mosebenzizwaneMiningmx reports that according to the Chamber of Mines SA (COM), the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has implemented a moratorium on the granting of new prospecting and mining licences.