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.

er24ANA reports that a man believed to be in his 30s was killed when the truck he was driving collided with another truck on the R59 at the Blockhouse rest stop in Henley on Klip in Gauteng on Friday afternoon.  

nursing thumb medium90 93EWN reports that according to the Western Cape Health Department, the dismissal of two nurses from Karl Bremer Hospital over uniforms was a fair and legal process.  

durbanSunday Tribune reports that the eThekwini Municipality has kowtowed to the strong-arm tactics of the uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) and awarded jobs to more than 80 people who claimed to have served the ANC’s armed wing.  

eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom has released a statement in response to a 'potential jobs scam' that is being circulated on various social media platforms.  

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that trade union Solidarity plans to go to court in an attempt to have embattled national carrier South African Airways (SAA) placed under business rescue.  

eskomBusinessLive reports that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan announced that Mark Lamberti tendered his resignation on Friday night as an Eskom director and that it had duly been accepted.  

psaANA reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) on Friday called on workers to resort to "drastic measures" to force the government to conclude the 2018 public sector wage negotiations.  

SteinhoffBusinessLive reports that Steinhoff scored a brief public relations victory on Thursday, when it said it was shelving plans to seek shareholder approval for controversial once-off payments to members of its supervisory board at its AGM.  

ImperialBusinessLive reports that newly appointed Eskom board member and Imperial CEO Mark Lamberti is adamant that he has not been found to have been racist or sexist by the North Gauteng High Court.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that a majority judgment handed down in the High Court on Wednesday found that empowerment deals in the mining sector need not be perpetually topped up and called into question the validity of the second Mining Charter.  

BankservAfricaFin24 reports that according to BankservAfrica’s latest monthly data, monthly take-home pay reflected a marginal increase for February 2018, while private pensions continued to outperform.  

implatsheadgear smlBusiness Report writes that for years social and labour plans (SLPs) have not been in line with some of the objectives of the Mineral and Petroleum Resource Development Act (MPRDA), and should be overhauled to include the needs of communities.  

northwestprovinceNews24 reports that a team of MECs has been appointed by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo to deal with the issues at the centre of the ongoing strike by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu).  

gavel thumb100 EWN reports that a 29-year-old suspect has appeared in a Limpopo court for the petrol bomb attack on a bus that was transporting mineworkers in Burgersfort earlier this week.  

newsEngineering News writes that the themes of employment and transformation in the renewable-energy sector have started to eclipse traditional concerns over cost and reliability.  

Solidarity2Mining Weekly reports that trade union Solidarity has welcomed the High Court’s declaratory ruling on the “once empowered, always empowered” principle in the Mining Charter.  

patricemotsepeBusinessLive reports that traditional leaders in Burgersfort‚ Limpopo‚ have called on mining magnate Patrice Motsepe to provide security for local mineworkers in the wake of Monday’s petrol bomb attack on a bus in the area.  

tshwane thumb100 The Citizen reports that City of Tshwane manager Moeketsi Mosola has called for an urgent internal investigation into the means of transportation of completed application forms for vacant positions.  

jeffradebeEWN reports that Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has insisted that there will be no job losses with government’s signing of deals with 27 renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs).  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), a crucial test for the administration of President Cyril Ramaphosa will be how it deals with the ballooning public sector wage bill that threatens to eat into the ability of departments to deliver services.  

sidumodlaminiNews24 reports that S’dumo Dlamini, president of labour federation Cosatu, has lauded the role that struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela played in society and said that the struggle was to find leaders of the same calibre.  

SteinhoffFin24 reports that Steinhoff has scrapped a proposal to vote on once-off payments of between €100,000 (R1.46m) and €200,000 (R2.92m) to three of its senior board members at its upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).  

TaxifyThe Citizen reports that on-demand taxi service Taxify has launched an “emergency button” to create a safer working environment for their drivers.  Drivers have been targeted regularly, allegedly by meter taxi drivers, and some have even been killed.  

numANA reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday that the signing by the Department of Energy on behalf of Eskom of 27 independent power producer (IPP) deals was an insult to the working class and the poor.  

NorthamMining Weekly reports that employees of Murray & Roberts Cementation (MRC) returned to work at platinum group metals producer Northam Platinum’s Booysendal North mine on Wednesday.  

Sibanye StillwaterBusiness Report writes that Sibanye-Stillwater paid a total of R119m in cash remuneration for its executives in the year to December 2017 following the revision of its remuneration policies, a lower gold price and changes to its key performance indicators (KPIs).  

BusinessLive writes that the Life Esidimeni tragedy spotlighted the imperative of improving mental health services in SA, but little help is available for the country’s biggest mental health problem, namely the anxiety caused by unemployment.  

JMPDANA reports that a female Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer was fatally shot on Wednesday morning by two unknown assailants while she was driving out of her premises in Palm Springs in a marked patrol vehicle.  

sapsBusinessLive reports that five people allegedly linked to the deadly petrol bomb attack on a bus carrying a group of mineworkers in Burgersfort‚ Limpopo‚ have been arrested.  

comBusinessLive reports that the North Gauteng High Court has found for the Chamber of Mines of SA in its application for a declaratory order around the interpretation of the "once empowered, always empowered" aspect of the Mining Charter.