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.

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 23 June to Sunday, 25 June 2017.

illovosugarEWN reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) said on Sunday that sugar workers employed by Illovo were preparing to embark on a strike after wage negotiations ended in a deadlock last week.  

chickensCity Press reports that SA Poultry Association (Sapa) CEO Kevin Lovell said this week that the poultry sector was still gradually shedding jobs despite the setting up of a task team to try and halt the crisis in the industry.  

er24News24 reports that a man, believed to be in his 40s, was critically injured when his leg got caught in a harvester on a farm in Delmas, Mpumalanga, on Friday afternoon.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that the government plans to introduce a cap on the percentage of an employee’s salary that can be "attached" by creditors using emolument attachment orders (EAOs – commonly known as ‘garnishee orders’) to collect debt.  

cosatuCity Press reports that plans for a national shutdown of the economy over state capture and corruption have been put in place with labour federation Cosatu last week formally submitting a strike notice to Nedlac.  

parliamentNews24 reports that Parliament’s management and the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have agreed to increase employees' salaries by 7.5% for the 2017/18 financial year.  

elizestrydomBusiness Report writes that Chamber of Mines chief negotiator Elize Strydom said on Thursday that the proliferation of illegal mining incidents and community unrest were some of the problems that have increased risk in mining in SA.  

eskomeNCA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said the "lack of consultation" with key stakeholders on the appointment of the acting group CEO at Eskom and its board would lead to chaotic management at the power utility.  

southafricalogoTerry Bell writes about the public sector wage negotiations that are due to start next month.  

mosebenzizwaneNews24 reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had to be whisked away from an angry crowd closing in on him at a community meeting in Mpumalanga on Friday.  

employment thumb100 The Citizen reports that the Gauteng province is ready to tackle the scourge of unemployment head-on with the creation of 600,000 jobs by 2019.  

eskomEngineering News reports that the board at state-owned power utility Eskom announced on Thursday that Johnny Dladla had been appointed acting group CEO with immediate effect.  

houseMining Weekly provides a comprehensive report on how matters stand regarding the provision of housing for mineworkers.  

auroraSowetan reports that former mineworkers of Aurora Empowerment, previously owned by President Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse and Nelson Mandela's grandson Zondwa, have yet to be paid their retrenchment packages.  

pravingordanBusinessLive writes that a joint venture between the government and the private sector to create a million youth internships has become a casualty of the surprise cabinet reshuffle in March.  

nehawu80The Citizen reports that Gauteng government mortuary workers could return to work on Friday after a two-week strike, according to the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).  

comBusinessLive reports that the Chamber of Mines says it will apply for an urgent interdict to stop the implementation of the newly released Mining Charter by next Monday.  

ilo thumb medium90 81Business Report writes that South African businessman Mthunzi Mdwaba has been elected Vice-President of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Governing Body and will serve as its global spokesman for employers.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Argus reports that even while Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) executives were meeting with United National Transport Union (Untu) representatives to discuss safety concerns on the Cape Town central line, another attack took place on the same line.  

harmonyNetwerk24 reports that Harmony Gold exceeded three million accident-free shifts at its Tshepong mine on Saturday, 10 June 2017.  

Business Report writes that employment in the consulting engineering industry declined by 4% year-on-year in the second half of last year to an estimated 23,349 jobs.  

mosebenzizwaneMiningmx reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is to embark on provincial roadshows in the next two weeks in order to “take the [Mining] Charter to the people” and to raise awareness.  

southafricalogoThe Department of Labour will be hosting its annual workshops and roadshows from 11 July to 8 September in all provinces to promote the implementation and compliance with the Employment Equity Act.  

VantageGoldfieldsMining Weekly reports that Galane Gold and Vantage Goldfields have agreed to extend to 26 June the date by which a binding acquisition agreement between the parties will be executed.  

SaftuANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) says that it is 100 percent in solidarity with its affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), in the union’s struggle to negotiate a new wage agreement in the metal and engineering industries sector.  

gautengSowetan reports that the two-week strike by Gauteng forensic pathology services workers might come to an end on Friday.  

earningsMoneyweb reports that increases in the guaranteed pay of chief executives at the largest 100 JSE-listed companies have exceeded inflation by a considerable margin over the past five years on a compound annual growth rate basis.  

nehawu80BusinessLive writes that Cosatu’s biggest affiliate, the National Health Education and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), could emerge from next week’s elective congress in Boksburg bruised.  

samwu thumb medium80 78eNCA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has rejected reports that its members were involved in setting the Mangaung City Hall on fire.