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.

sabcTimesLive reports that former SA Broadcasdting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be fighting his dismissal from the public broadcaster and will apparently submit a legal challenge by the end of the week.  

comANA reports that the Chamber of Mines (COM) said on Tuesday that a group of its office bearers met a delegation from the ANC, at the Chamber’s request, to discuss the amended 2017 Mining Charter.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLive reports that the body of a construction worker who on Monday fell down a hole that he and his colleagues had dug in Etwatwa‚ Daveyton‚ has been recovered.  

nursing thumb medium90 93BusinessLive reports that thousands of nursing students across SA have to rewrite their bridging course examinations after it emerged that question papers were leaked.  

UNTUCape Argus reports that train drivers belonging to the United National Transport Union (Untu) will no longer be working on the notorious Central Line between Langa and Cape Town.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has announced that a strike at Msobo Coal mine in Mpumalanga that started on Tuesday has come to end after the company withdrew its letter of resignation from the Chamber of Mines.  

gautengeNCA reports that Gauteng health authorities will be holding a special meeting to resolve problems affecting forensic pathology assistants in the province.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail confirmed on Tuesday that another train has been torched in Cape Town due to apparent commuter frustration.  

benchmarksMining Weekly reports that the Board of the Bench Marks Foundation (BMF) said on Tuesday that the new Mining Charter was the flawed outcome of inadequate consultation with communities and warned that the document was poised to worsen stakeholder relations.  

SaftuFin24 reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Tuesday that changing the SA Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) mandate to support growth was not a viable solution and it should be nationalised instead.  

labourcourtsNetwerk24 reports that 17 judges’ clerks have succeeded with their urgent application in the Labour Court in Johannesburg to get their posts declared full-time.  

saa thumb medium95 76Moneyweb writes that it has established that SA Airways (SAA) paid managers’ salaries on 25 May from a VAT refund, while the rest of staff were paid on 27 May from a loan the airline secured.  

strike thumb medium85 85Caxton News Service reports that the strike by mortuary employees that began on 8 June in Johannesburg, subsequently spreading into various parts of Gauteng, has continued into its second week.  

comFin24 reports that the African National Congress (ANC) was expected to meet the Chamber of Mines (COM) on Tuesday concerning the amended Mining Charter.  

newsTimesLive reports that a construction worker is believed to be dead after falling into a hole he and his colleagues had dug in Etwatwa‚ Daveyton, on Monday morning.  

eskomThe Star writes that conflicting reports on whether the man accused of killing Thembisile Yende was a senior Eskom employee have emerged following a breakthrough in the murder case.  

prasaNews24 reports that the National Transport Movement (NTM) and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) have warned of mass action unless those implicated in a web of corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) are brought to book.  

satawu thumb medium90 101eNCA reports that the Department of Home Affairs has presented evidence proving that Zenzo Mahlangu, general secretary of the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), had been in South Africa illegally.  

sapu thumb medium80 79BusinessLive reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) has urged acting crime-intelligence chief Maj-Gen Pat Mokushane to withdraw a directive moving crime intelligence officers to police stations.  

sabcThe Citizen reports that fired SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was paid R1.7 million by the public broadcaster while he was on suspension since January this year.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 19 June 2017.

fsbCity Press reports that the Financial Services Board (FSB) has placed Bophelo Benefit Services and the Bophelo Beneficiary Fund under curatorship after it was reported that R255m in mine worker pension money was missing from the fund.  

sapsCity Press reports that turmoil is brewing within the police’s crime intelligence unit, with operatives threatening to go on strike or disobey new acting head Major General Patrick Mokushane’s orders.  

SibanyeReuters reports that Sibanye Gold’s Cooke operations will remain shut until at least Thursday as the gold producer goes through an appeals process for workers fired for taking part in a wildcat strike.  

SaftuANA reports that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has welcomed the Competition Commission’s investigation into price fixing allegations against pharmaceutical companies.  

gideonduplessisGideon du Plessis, general secretary of trade union Solidarity, notes the concerns expressed by experts such as emerging markets analyst Mark Mobius of Franklin Templeton Investments as well as ratings agencies about the worrying state of South African labour relations.  

marikanacommission thumb100 City Press reports that retired Judge Ian Farlam has accused former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega of attacking him and other members of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.  

UNTUNews24 reports that according to the United National Transport Union (Untu), people caught vandalising transport infrastructure deserve to spend the rest of their lives in jail.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Friday said that, while it welcomed the amended Mining Charter gazetted on Thursday, the targets set by the government for black ownership of the country’s mineral wealth could have gone further.