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 85Sowetan reports that employees of broadcasting watchdog the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) spent most of Tuesday locked in meetings with their employer in a bid to end a strike which started on Monday.  

education90Cape Argus reports that 222 Western Cape teachers have been found guilty of meting out corporal punishment to pupils over a period of a year, statistics provided by the provincial Education Department (WCED) have revealed.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Tuesday that mining companies should be sued for every mineworker who died underground.  

eskomNews24 reports that power utility Eskom has announced a man fell to his death at Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Tuesday morning.  

nelsonmandelabayHeraldLive reports that the recent appointment of a director in acting Nelson Mandela Bay city boss Johann Mettler’s office is being challenged by a former senior manager, who believes the recruitment process was unlawful.  

tshwane thumb100 TMG Parliament reports that Tshwane metro municipal manager Jason Ngobeni is the country’s highest paid civil servant‚ with his R3-million annual salary package out-earning the president‚ deputy president and cabinet ministers.  

eskomSowetanLive reports that Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe‚ who has steered the parastatal to almost 11 months of no loadshedding‚ has been rewarded with a total remuneration package worth R9.5-million for his efforts.  

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

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of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
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numReuters reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected an increased wage offer by power utility Eskom, a union official said on Tuesday.  

sabcTMG Digital reports that Lukhanyo Calata became the seventh SA broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalist to be charged by the public broadcaster for contravening its rules in a space of less than two weeks.  

VantageGoldfieldsMining Weekly writes that Canadian gold producer and investment company AfroCan Resources Gold has missed the 30 June deadline to pay Vantage Goldfields an agreed $2.5-million as part of an $11-million investment in the Lily gold mine.  

fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Monday said it was distressed by news that the economy lost 15,000 jobs in the formal sector in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the last three months of 2015.  

mwasaTMG Digital reports that the Media Workers Association of SA (Mwasa) says SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng is a law unto himself at the public broadcaster.  

earningsBloomberg reports that Investec increased the compensation of CEO Stephen Koseff by 9.9% after earnings and dividends at the SA/UK bank and money manager increased.  

implatsheadgear smlThe Citizen reports that the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) released on Monday showed that in the first quarter of 2016 the number of employees in mining declined by 4,000 employees.  

UNTUANA reports that the United National Transport Union (Untu) has warned that a possible strike over wage hikes could disrupt Gautrain’s services to passengers.  

santacoDaily News reports that fares for taxi commuters in KwaZulu-Natal increased by at least R1 from Friday, according to the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco).  

solidariteitNews24 reports that trade union Solidarity wants to challenge the constitutionality of the suspension of three SABC journalists at the Constitutional Court (ConCourt).  

statssaBDLive writes that Statistics SA’s quarterly employment statistics survey (QES) released on Monday showed a surprise drop in permanent employees in provincial and local government in the first quarter of 2016.  

newsDavid McKay writes that speculation has resurfaced that former labour department director-general (DG), Jimmy Manyi, is due to be unveiled as DG for the mineral resources department (DMR).  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 4 July 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 1 July 2016.

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that a rock drill operator working at Pandora joint venture’s (JV’s) E3 shaft has died following a fall of ground on Saturday.  

strike thumb medium85 85SowetanLive reports that about 50 Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) staff members are on strike‚ demanding payment of last year’s bonuses and the reversal of new employee policies.  

vavi1TMG Digital reports that trade union‚ civil society and media representatives who were scheduled to meet SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Monday were refused admission to the SABC building.  

solidariteitBusiness Report writes that trade union Solidarity has hit out at Canadian miner AfroCan Resources Gold for allegedly reneging on an investment in Lily Mine that would have seen workers finally getting paid their wages.  

pravingordanBloomberg reports that labour federation Cosatu said on Monday that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s statements that the government was close to announcing a series of reforms to the labor market were premature.  

sabcTimesLive reports that trade unions and the Save Our SABC Coalition were expected to meet Hlaudi Motsoeneng, chief operating officer of the public broadcaster, at noon on Monday to discuss the suspension of six journalists who spoke out against censorship.  

meibcBusiness Times reports that the beleaguered Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) was thrown a life-line at the eleventh hour last week when employers agreed to extend the existing levy agreement for another year.