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.

healthcareBDLive reports that Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) is to raise its premiums by a weighted average of 10.2% in January.  

sabcIOL News reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has declined to comment on whether Hlaudi Motsoeneng returned to work on Tuesday, despite a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment effectively barring him from continuing in his position as the chief operating officer.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92News24 reports that Metrorail in Cape Town on Tuesday suspended trains in the central service corridor following a violent service delivery protest in Langa.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 20 September 2016

FronemanBloomberg reports that according to Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman, President Jacob Zuma “has to go”, with poor governance deterring prospective investors.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that the Nelson Mandela Bay refuse strike might come to an end on Tuesday if workers accept an agreement hammered out with the municipality.  

ancBDLive reports that labour federation Cosatu said on Tuesday it was not prepared to take a public stance on the leadership succession question within the African National Congress (ANC).  

assmangMining Review reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said it was “shocked and disappointed” to learn of an alleged sexual harassment incident involving one of its members at ferrochrome producer Assmang’s Black Rock mine   

cosatuTMG Digital reports that labour federation Cosatu will stage a national strike early next month in response to hardships that vulnerable workers are exposed to daily.  

numReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) declared a wage dispute with Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Tuesday after negotiations deadlocked, setting the stage for a potential strike.  

education90BDLive reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has indicated its opposition to the proposed reintroduction of school assessors in the Western Cape.  

UNTUTMG Digital reports that a strike that threatened to disrupt Gautrain services has been averted after operating company Bombela and the United National Transport Union (Untu) reached a settlement.  

CCMAANA reports that a group of organisations is challenging the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over its rules of representation, which they label as unfair towards workers.  

sabcNews24 reports that SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng would report for duty as an "ordinary employee" on Tuesday, his lawyer Zola Majavu indicated on Monday.  

newsThe Start reports that the deaths of the Langlaagte illegal miners last week might have been avoided if rehabilitation work on the exposed underground tunnels promised by Central Rand Gold (CRG) in 2009 had gone ahead.  

solidariteitNetwerk24 reports that trade union Solidarity has launched the first South African smart phone app that focuses on labour law.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 19 September 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 16 September 2016.

protestTimesLive reports that over 20‚000 social workers from all over the country gathered at the Union Buildings on Monday in a peaceful protest to demand better salaries‚ better work equipment and better work conditions.  

harmonyFree State police have found the bodies of two illegal miners at the Eland shaft of Harmony mine in Welkom and arrested 22 other miners involved in illegal activities at the shaft.  

cosatuCity Press reports that Cosatu is putting together a list of at least six names of senior ANC leaders that would be capable of leading the party into the 2019 national elections.  

protestCaxton News Service reports that a protest over jobs caused heavy traffic congestion at the Stormvoël toll plaza in East Lynne, in Pretoria, on Monday morning.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85EWN reports that President Jacob Zuma has declared 27 December a public holiday following a request by the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa).  

numsaBusiness Report writes that substantial progress was made in “make or break” negotiations between trade unions and the retail motor industry last week.  

nelsonmandelabayBDLive reports that new Nelson Mandela Bay Metro (NMBM) Mayor Athol Trollip has banned all business and first-class domestic air travel for municipal officials and public representatives.  

newsWeekend Argus reports that the Department of Labour (DOL) has vowed to take legal action against businesses dragging their heels to transform the workplace.  

gavel thumb100 ANA reports that two Lonmin mineworkers arrested for possession of explosive were each granted bail of R1,000 at the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Friday.    

newsSABC News reports that illegal diamond miners in Kimberley are adamant they will continue their operations, saying it is a struggle for survival.  

handcuffsANA reports that two more Ugandans have appeared in court in connection with a scam in which people were defrauded, usually of their pension payouts, with promises that their “ancestors” would multiply the money.  

UbankBusiness Report writes that UBank, whose clients are 90% miners in the gold and platinum sector, is diversifying its client base.