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.

eskomFin24 reports that Paris Mashego, the National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM’s) energy sector coordinator, says that Eskom will revisit its 7% wage increase and propose a new offer.  

tshwane thumb100 Pretoria News reports that the City of Tshwane has fired 23 bus drivers after they embarked on an unprotected strike for the third time.  

ceppwawuTMG Digital reports that the Chemical Energy Paper Printing Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu) has approached the Department of Labour‚ asking it to intervene and bring the petrochemical industry strike to an end.  

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 5 August 2016.

implatsheadgear smlCity Press Business writes that the platinum industry shed roughly 20,000 jobs in the year to end March as the major mining companies wrapped up their restructuring plans.  

salgaTimesLive reports that former councillors who did not make the cut in the 3 August local government polls will not be leaving their jobs empty-handed.  

electricitypowerlines2Power utility Eskom, which on Monday celebrated one year without having to implement load shedding, says its operations have not been affected by illegal strike action at three of its power stations.  

ICASAFin24 reports that picketing action by striking workers at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has stretched into a sixth week.  Workers are demanding salary increases back-dated to 2015 and bonus pay from 2014.  

sabcBDLive reports that senior anchor at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Vuyo Mvoko will be appealing to the Supreme Court of Appeal over the SABC’s decision not to put him on air, his lawyers said on Monday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94Fin24 reports that according to a union representative, independent contractors delivering fuel to petrol stations as part of the contingency plan to prevent them from running dry could be receiving thousands of rands.  

seifsaBDLive reports that the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says the metals and engineering sector in SA is in a critical condition and it seems it will suffer more setbacks over the next six months before improvements can be expected.  

eskomReuters reports that workers downed tools on Monday at three power stations, with more set to follow, but Eskom said its operations had not yet been impacted.  

saccilogoBusiness Report writes that the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) warned on Friday that the wage strike currently affecting deliveries from oil refineries and fuel depots would have a negative impact on the economy.  

ancFin24 reports that 106 African National Congress (ANC) councillors in six major metropolitan areas are set to lose their jobs following the results in this year's local government elections.  

ambulanceCape Times reports on another attack on an emergency medical services (EMS) crew, which took place in Browns Farm, Philippi, at the weekend.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92Cape Times reports that train commuters in Cape Town on the Southern line should expect delays or cancellations on Monday after a fire destroyed four train carriages near Retreat station on Sunday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94BDLive reports that the strike in the petrochemical sector enters a second week after negotiations between the union and employers remained deadlocked on Friday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 6 August and Sunday, 7 August 2016

psaFin24 reports that the Public Servants Association of SA (PSA) has made a court application to contest the amendments made by the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) relating to retirement and resignation fund benefits.  

strike thumb medium85 85EWN reports that with the petrol strike in its second week, the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has assured motorists that it’s doing its best to ensure fuel petrol is delivered to stations around Gauteng.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 5 August 2016

sabcANA reports that axed SABC contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko’s application to get the public broadcaster to reinstate him was dismissed by the Johannesburg High Court on Friday.  

petrolpump thumb medium80 94Fin24 reports that the petrol wage strike is expected to continue indefinitely as an agreement could not be reached between unions and employers at a meeting held on Friday.  

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 4 August 2016.

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that a man who murdered his company's human resources manager in an attempt to evade a disciplinary hearing has failed in his attempt to have a life sentence reduced.  

seifsaEngineering News reports that the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it is “extremely concerned” about persistently lower confidence and production levels, which could lead to possible further job losses in the metals and engineering sector.  

southafricalogoNews24 reports that SA’s new local government councillors will hit the ground running with intensive training and support measures in place for them.  

headgearMining Weekly reports that traditionally, women in the mining sector have occupied positions in support services such as administration and commercial and human resources.  However, more women globally are occupying technical positions – in mine engineering, mechanical engineering and metallurgy – says International Women in Mining (IWiM) director Barbara Dischinger.  

ABInBevBDLive reports that Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced details of the 17-person top management team that will run the post-merger entity and it emerged that it will be clearing out all the top SABMiller executives.  

vavi1TMG Digital reports that, commenting on the local election results, former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said that Jesus has returned and was "spotted" in Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday night.