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.

graphdown thumb medium90 80BusinessLive reports that consumer inflation slowed in March with a moderation in food price increases, but economists say interest rate cuts are unlikely until inflation falls back into the Reserve Bank’s target band of 3% to 6%.  

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

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 18 April 2017

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 13 April 2017.

numsaNews24 reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it has ended its consultations with workers in the road passenger transport sector and, following a week of striking, its members have accepted the new terms.  

sapsTimesLive writes that suspended senior police officers — including some declared unfit to hold public office, and others accused of murder and fraud — are allowed to hang onto their jobs for years and draw salaries, costing taxpayers millions of rands a year.  

earningsTMG Digital reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that the R30 million pension payout received by former Eskom boss Brian Molefe should be investigated by the Public Protector.  

zumaIOL News reports that Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini remains the “odd one” out among the labour federation’s leadership, which has called on President Jacob Zuma to step down from office.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail says its services on the Cape Town Northern Line will be affected this week, after three trains were damaged by a fire in Kraaifontein on Friday night.  At least eight carriages were destroyed and three more coaches badly damaged.  

sapsTimesLive reports that an intermittent water supply, smashed windows, broken lifts and a lack of security are the conditions police officers and their families living in Gauteng’s SAPS barracks deal with daily.  

comBusinessLive reports that according to the Chamber of Mines of SA (COM), job losses in mining have slowed down compared with two years ago.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92HeraldLive reports that efforts to address critical teacher shortages at Nelson Mandela Bay schools have suffered yet another setback, with the reassignment of excess teachers delayed by a further three months.  

healthcareTimesLive writes that the healthcare system is collapsing in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN)‚ where hospitals are short-staffed and filled with broken equipment, while remaining staff battle to offer patients life-saving treatment.  

handshake thumb medium90 90TimesLive reports that striking members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) employed by the Department of Social Development (DSD) would return to work by Tuesday.  

sidumodlaminieNCA reports that Cosatu says that despite messages of support for President Jacob Zuma, the trade union federation still wants him to step down.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 14 April to Monday, 17 April 2017

Golden ArrowEWN reports that Golden Arrow bus service says it expects its operations to be fully operational after the Easter weekend.  

numsaeNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has agreed to end its strike in the road passenger transport sector.  All workers are expected back behind the wheel by Tuesday.  

sandu1TimesLive reports that the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) general secretary Pikkie Greeff wants strict action taken against the guards and the commander of the military base which was robbed of rifles in the early hours of Friday.  

mycitiANA reports that the City of Cape Town announced on Friday that its MyCiTi bus service would start operating again on Saturday morning.  

numsaeNCA reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) says it will address its members on Saturday on the agreement reached by three other unions in the bus passenger transport sector.  

newseNCA reports that the strike in the bus passenger sector is effectively over in that the National Employers’ Association (Neasa) has signed an agreement with three major bus unions.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 13 April 2017

handshake thumb medium90 90TMG Digital reports that thirty minutes before an arranged meeting with labour minister Mildred Oliphant on Friday morning transportation giants Translux and City-to-City reached a wage agreement.  

nehawu80EWN reports that social workers who are members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) are expected to return to work next week following a five-week long strike.  

mildredoliphantTMG Digital reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant is expected to intervene in an effort to end the impasse in the passenger bus transport strike.  

newsNews24 reports that the Department of Transport has issued temporary and special operating licences to taxi operators to compensate for the nationwide bus strike.  

news shutterstockIn our Thursday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Wednesday, 12 April 2017.

cosatuANA reports that Cosatu said in a statement on Thursday that bus companies should reimburse commuters stranded without transport as a result of the ongoing bus strike.  

sidumodlaminiThe Citizen reports that glaring contradictions have emerged within the leadership of Cosatu following its call last week for President Jacob Zuma to step down from office.  President S’dumo Dlamini has since expressed the labour federation’s unwavering support for Zuma.