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.

GEMSNetwerk24 reports that the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) on Wednesday presented its annual report to the parliamentary portfolio committee on health.  

earningsBusinessTech reports that new data published by online job portal Adzuna shows that if you are thinking of relocating to Cape Town from Joburg your pay is likely to be substantially less.  

gavel thumb100 Cape Argus reports that shipping containers that staff at the Paarl Regional Court have been using as makeshift courtrooms for the past five months have been slammed as “dangerous and unsuitable”.  The permanent courthouse is being renovated.  

DiamondCorpBDLive reports that DiamondCorp is considering a legal challenge to a week-long safety stoppage at its Lace diamond mine in the Free State.  

sabcNews24 reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed papers in the Western Cape High Court to have former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as group executive of corporate affairs declared invalid.  

newsTMG Digital reports that a Johannesburg North woman has succumbed to stab wounds‚ inflicted during an altercation with her domestic worker on Wednesday.  

mosebenzizwaneBusiness Report writes that Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane said on Wednesday he was concerned about the attacks on the government by some stakeholders in the mining sector, particularly attacks on President Jacob Zuma.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92Cape Argus reports that, while the number of pupils in South Africa grew by more than 2% since 2014, the number of teachers decreased by 1.5%, a new report reveals.  

nehawu80Business Report writes that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) says it will go ahead with its plans to shut down the Limpopo public service if its long standing demands are not met.  

gautengANA reports that at least 18 employees have been suspended for misconduct at the workplace by the Gauteng Department of Health since July.  

education90DispatchLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) on Tuesday agreed to a high court order obliging it to cooperate with the Eastern Cape education department’s teacher staffing decisions for schools for the next three years.  

gunThe Citizen reports that , a Sasol Mining employee was shot dead on 9th Street in eMzinoni on Saturday, 8 October at about 11pm.  

ceppwawuThe Star reports that the crisis that has gripped the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) is deepening, with a call from one provincial leader for the suspension of the general secretary (GS).  

earningsThe New Age reports that a meeting next week between stakeholders is expected to hear about progress made by the advisory panel tasked with setting an appropriate level at which to set the national minimum wage (NMW).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 12 October 2016

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witsuniversityNews24 reports that police fired rubber bullets and used a water cannon on female University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) workers who had stripped to their underwear in a protest on Tuesday.  

numBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) was due to hold a mass meeting at Sibanye Gold Cooke Operations on Wednesday afternoon.  

salgaBDLive reports that a union believes the DA’s plan to withdraw its membership from the SA Local Government Association (Salga) is a deliberate attempt to collapse collective bargaining in the municipal sector.  

witsuniversitySABC News reports that Head of Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Dr Kelly Gillespie, says she and others have set up an observation group to monitor the violence happening on their campus.  

tshwane thumb100 Netwerk24 reports that one of the women who was injured last week in a petrol bomb attack on a Pretoria municipal bus was apparently herself one of the attackers.  She died in hospital on Tuesday as a result of her injuries.  

newsDaily News reports that six Sharks Board employees were rescued after the boat they were using to check on shark nets capsized off eManzimtoti Beach on Monday.  

pscTMG Digital reports that the Public Service Commission (PSC) says regulations that will result in government officials being arrested for doing business with the state from February next year are to be extended to politicians.  

graduate thumb100 TimesLive writes that a brain drain that would hollow out SA’s top tertiary educational institutions could be looming as panicked academics look for jobs overseas.  

sasolRidge Times reports that striking members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) say they aren’t intimidated by Sasol Mining’s SMSs that they should return to work by 12 October unless they want to lose their jobs.  

unisaMail & Guardian reports that, while several universities experience growing campus unrest over demands for free higher education, senior administrators at Unisa are donating half of their bonuses to assist students in need.  

numsaBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is amenable to the introduction of a fuel sector bargaining model, according to general secretary Irvin Jim.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 11 October 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 10 October 2016.

Business Report writes that work-related stress and major depression, burnout and anxiety disorders are costing SA’s economy an estimated R40.6 billion a year, equivalent to 2.2% of GDP.