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.

tshwane thumb100 BDLive reports that about 150 former Tshwane municipal employees whose services were outsourced to private companies began gathering in Marabastad on Wednesday.  

amcu thumb medium80 81The New Age reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Tuesday in relation platinum negotiations that prospects for industrial action were par for the course during wage talks.  

parliamentThe New Age reports that parliamentary workers who are members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are threatening to down tools on Thursday if disciplinary action against six of their colleagues is not halted.  

cosatuANA reports that labour federation Cosatu has requested the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to investigate the disaster in February at the Lily Gold Mine, in Barberton, in which three mineworkers died.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that axed SA Post Office (Sapo) workers are hopeful the Minister of Telecommunications, Siyabonga Gcwele, will intervene after 288 workers were dismissed in June after going on strike for three days.  

uasa thumb medium70 84Business Reports writes that the United Association of SA (Uasa) has warned that SA’s economic growth could be neutralised because of the Hawks’ probe into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.  

strike thumb medium85 85News24 reports that about 500 workers at the White River Saw Mill in Mpumalanga have gone on strike after they were allegedly offered a 78c wage increase.  

gautrainBusiness Report writes that the United National Transport Union (UNTU) has been granted a strike certificate which could see its members down tools if its wage demands are not met by Gautrain operator, the Bombela Operating Company.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 6 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, 5 September 2016.

implatsheadgear smlSungula Nkabinde writes that it’s difficult to quantify the impact of politics on SA mining, but it’s bad, particularly because of the chronic uncertainty.  Moreover, there are few times in the history of South Africa that its economy has been at the mercy of its politics as it is now.  

sandf thumb medium90 89EWN reports that twenty-seven employees have been suspended at the SA Army Support Base in Polokwane, Limpopo, following allegations of widespread fraud.  

newsNews24 reports that the Nquthu teacher who allegedly filmed himself having sex with his pupils will undergo an HIV test, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Monday.  

mosebenzizwaneIOL News reports that labour federation Cosatu has called on President Jacob Zuma to discipline the Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane.  

VantageGoldfieldsSungula Nkabinde writes that nearly seven months on, the collapse of Vantage Goldfields’ Lily Mine is slowly becoming a forgotten story.  

NTUCFin24 reports that the National Trade Union Congress of SA (NTUC) claims that a new labour federation under the leadership of Zwelinzima Vavi would be simply a “copy and paste” of its position.  

ambulanceCape Argus reports that Western Cape (WC) paramedics are planning a protest march after more than 60 of them have come under attack when responding to calls.  

southafricalogoBDLive reports that the Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, by its own admission, spent R1bn irregularly last year.  

parliamentBDLive reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has ruled that Parliament should pay researchers salary increases, which are four years overdue, retrospectively.  

RichardsBayMineralsBusiness Report writes that Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) said there was no link between recent community unrest and the killings in the area of two youths and a company executive.  

limpopo thumb100 BDLive reports that the Limpopo provincial government might soon review the stringent controls on its payroll, allowing the various departments to take charge of their recruitment requirements.  

numFin24 reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday more than 1,500 members will march on Tuesday against planned retrenchments at Sibanye Gold's loss-making Cooke 4 mine.  

amcu thumb medium80 81BDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Monday it had declared wage deadlocks with all of the three largest platinum houses over its demands for a R12,500 basic monthly salary.  

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 2 September 2016.

ceppwawuBusiness Report writes that an attempted power grab by a faction of paper and chemicals union Ceppwawu failed in the high court in Pretoria last week, leaving the beleaguered union in an even deeper constitutional and financial hole.  

richardsbaymineralsCity Press reports that the HR general manager at Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in northern KwaZulu-Natal was gunned down last week in the latest in a series of shocking developments at the troubled Rio Tinto mine.  

denosa thumb medium60 92EWN reports that the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) says it will give government more time to outline safety measures for its members working in vulnerable areas.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that KwaZulu-Natal police are investigating the cause of an accident involving a goods train that has left two people dead in Hillcrest.  

holomisaThe Citizen reports that United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa announced on Monday that he has honoured his pledge and has paid the R50,000 he pledged on 16 August to the Marikana Trust Fund.  

saceCity Press reports that the SA Council for Educators (Sace) has called for the establishment of a single database of blacklisted teachers who have committed sex offences against pupils.