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.

strike thumb medium85 85Business Report writes that disgruntled Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) employees have threatened to continue their legal wage strike indefinitely if their demands for a salary hike are not met by Friday.  

sadtu90The Citizen reports that the Cosatu-affiliated SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in Mpumalanga says it is prepared to fight tooth and nail to oppose the proposed teacher job cuts announced recently by the province’s authorities.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 28 September 2016

ancANA reports that the African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament on Wednesday said it would recommend a parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of the current board of the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to hold office.  

CapeTownlogoCape Argus reports that the Cape Town city council is proposing flexi-time, compressed work weeks, staggered shifts and remote working for employees, as ways to reduce congestion on the roads.  

uctNews24 reports that the University of Cape Town (UCT) closed its campuses on Wednesday after a group of protesters allegedly "intimidated and traumatised" university staff.  

BankservAfricaBDLive reports that workers took home much smaller disposable salaries in August 2016 than they did in August 2015, as inflation accelerated but growth in wages slowed.  

education90The New Age reports that scores of teachers from across Mpumalanga affiliated to the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) will be temporarily downing tools and taking to the streets of Mbombela on Thursday.  

ZululandUniversityDaily News reports that Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal has added its voice to the ongoing protests by workers at the University of Zululand and troubles facing the institution.  

fawuTimesLive reports that chicken imports and the drought are biting into the poultry sector and as many as 12,000 jobs might soon be shed.  

saccawu thumb100 Cape Talk reports that with wage negotiations between Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC) and staff at an impasse, a strike commenced on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 27 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 26 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that Prof Mbulaheni Maguvhe, SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairman, has announced that Hlaudi Motsoeneng can apply for his old job of chief operating officer when it is advertised.  

protestTMG Digital reports that labour federation Cosatu on Tuesday vowed to bring Gauteng to a standstill when they march on International Decent Work Day on 7 October.  

PretoriaUniversityNetwerk24 reports that the continuing unrest on campus forced the University of Pretoria (UP) on Monday to immediately close for the Spring recess, which has been extended by a week.  Plans to use the recess for lectures and exams have been shelved.  

headgearBusiness Report writes that men working in the male-dominated mining and construction sectors continue to use abusive and discriminatory language against their female colleagues, research released on Monday showed.  

cosatuIOL News reports that Cosatu Gauteng has called on students and lecturers to join its mass action campaign for working class issues and free education.  

implatsBloomberg reports that members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) at Impala Platinum’s refinery commenced a strike on Tuesday after talks over pay and benefits broke down.  

RobertsonWineryBush Radio reports that the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) supports the ongoing strike by workers at Robertson Winery in demand of a decent wage to improve their livelihoods.  

evrazBusiness Report writes that financially distressed steel maker Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium has asked the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to grant it a gas licence for one of its facilities in Mpumalanga.  

ambulanceThe Witness reports that following the vicious attack on three ER24 paramedics in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, ambulance services have expressed outrage at the increased attacks on crew members.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the parliamentary communications committee will meet the SABC board in the next fortnight on the Supreme Court of Appeal’s dismissal of a bid to appeal a judgment that the appointment of chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng was invalid.  

UbankBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Monday blamed the chief executive of UBank for sabotaging the institution’s future and called for the establishment of a workers’ bank.  

telkom thumb100 Cape Talk reports that, following a conversation with a listener in Pinelands, who found a letter in his post box purporting to be from Telkom informing him of fibre rollout in his area, Jacqui O’Sullivan, Telkom SA Communications head, talks about how to avoid falling victim to scams.  

sabcBDLive reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union’ (Bemawu) wants Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s bank account frozen by the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

witsuniversityEWN reports that the University of the Witwatersrand has confirmed the death of one of its workers who died following the inhalation of fumes from an extinguisher.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 26 September 2016

newsIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 23 September 2016.

sabcBDLive reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC’s) former chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, who was reportedly paid an R11.4m bonus last week, will likely face yet more court action.