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.

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.  

numsaANA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Wednesday that wage negotiations in the engineering sector have deadlocked after the union rejected the 5.3% wage increase offered made by employers earlier this month.  

MangaungNews24 reports that a battle erupted in Bloemfontein on Wednesday after more than 1,000 members of the South African Municipal Workers Union allegedly set fire to the city hall.  

protestEWN reports that Johannesburg law enforcement officers are bracing for a busy day on Thursday ahead of an expected march by metered taxi drivers.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

mosebenzizwaneBusinessLive reports that the controversy dogging the revised Mining Charter continued on Tuesday with Minerals Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane claiming that he had consulted his colleagues in the ANC "up to its top six officials" and that “all of them agreed with this charter.”  

Stats SABusinessLive reports that consumer inflation remained within the Reserve Bank's 3%-6% target range in May, with the consumer price index (CPI) ticking up to 5.4%, from 5.3% in April.  

ManufacturingCircleEngineering News reports that manufacturing industry body, the Manufacturing Circle, believes one-million new jobs could be created if the manufacturing sector’s share of gross domestic product (GDP) was restored.  

protestBusiness Report writes that the taxi industry, whose protests last week resulted in many of the streets around Johannesburg and Midrand becoming gridlocked, is planning to embark on a national strike and protests next month.  

SibanyeThe Citizen reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has lodged a formal appeal over the dismissal of mineworkers by Sibanye Gold at its Cooke operations in Westonaria.