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.

nedlacHeath24 reports that the proposed tax on sugary drinks is likely to go ahead later this year, following negotiations between government, labour and industry at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).  

newsCape Times reports that a domestic worker believes she is lucky to be alive after she was mauled by her employer's two pit bulls in Monte Vista, Cape Town.  

southafricalogoBusinessLive reports that the weak economy, political instability and high cost of living are some of the factors that are expected to make 2017’s public sector negotiations the "most difficult" to date.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet from Friday, 11 August to Sunday, 13 August 2017.

sapsNews24 reports that on Friday the SA Police Service (SAPS) was granted an interdict to stop striking 10111 call centre workers from harassing non-striking staff or damaging property.  

ramaphosa2EWN reports that according to the office of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa there was no plan for him to visit Marikana as part of the anniversary commemoration event on Wednesday.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Mining Weekly reports that Solidarity general secretary Gideon du Plessis has called on Lonmin CEO Ben Magara to participate in a live television or radio debate on its decision to remove the recognition and organisational rights of minority trade unions at its mines.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that striking workers believed to be SA Police Service (SAPS) 10111 call centre employees burnt tyres in front of the Durban Central police station on Friday morning.  The call centre employees are currently on a nationwide strike to demand higher wages.  

newsCaxton News Service reports that the brutal killing of a night guard on a farm between Ndabayake and Felixton in KwaZulu-Natal has left his employer shocked and disgusted at the barbaric act.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Moneyweb reports that Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) president Joseph Mathunjwa said at a press conference on Thursday that drastic action needed to be taken to avert the “jobs bloodbath” facing the mining industry.  

uctCape Times reports that University of Cape Town (UCT) unions and lecturers have reacted with outrage to the R2.8 million in performance bonuses that the university’s top management paid themselves for 2016, which was almost double the R1.5m of 2015.  

implatsheadgear smlBusinessLive reports that high input costs and the fluctuating rand are weighing on mining and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has warned of more retrenchments across the industry because of the government’s lack of focus.  

atmFin24 reports that Capitec bank still reigns supreme when it comes to bank charges related to personal transaction accounts, but competition is tight.  

sapuEWN reports that the 10111 call centre strike is set to intensify with the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) joining the industrial action.  Workers will picket across the country on Friday.  

ramaphosa2ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Thursday that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was not welcome to attend the fifth commemoration of the Marikana massacre next week.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 10 August 2017.

GrantThorntonBusiness Report writes that 28% of senior management roles in South African businesses are held by women in 2017.  

gavel thumb100 TimesLive reports that Black First Land First (BLF) and its leader‚ Andile Mngxitama‚ were found on Tuesday to be in contempt of a court order issued last month which prevented them from harassing‚ intimidating and assaulting journalists.  

cosatuCity Press reports that, as the country celebrated National Women’s Day on Wednesday, Cosatu held various marches nationwide to raise awareness against the scourge of gender-based violence.  

nickhollandBusiness Report writes that, as the Chamber of Mines on Tuesday defended itself against claims by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane that it was trying to block transformation in the industry, Gold Fields CE Nick Holland said his mining company would favour talks to resolve issues regarding the Mining Charter over court action.  

numsaCity Press reports that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has called the apology by Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana for allegedly a woman at a nightclub an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  

jseReuters reports that the Department of Labour said on Thursday that it has started a review to inspect 72 Johannesburg Stock Exchange- (JSE-) listed firms to ensure compliance with employment equity laws.  

employment thumb100 Engineering News reports that trade union Solidarity on Tuesday expressed concern about SA’s persistently weak unemployment statistics.  

fsbBusinessLive reports that Treasury deputy director-general Ismail Momoniat says that legislation is needed to compel pension fund administrators to increase efforts to trace beneficiaries and pay out billions of rand in unclaimed funds.  

samwu thumb medium80 78ANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) was due on Thursday to conduct a march to the Midvaal municipal offices in protest against working conditions and to deliver a memorandum of demands.  

protestANA reports that a man was shot dead and 21 people were arrested during a protest in Tlhabane near Rustenburg, North West police said on Wednesday.  

newsANA reports that the N3 north and south bound between the M2 Gildenhuys and N3 Gillooly’s interchanges was reopened on Thursday morning after the collapse of an abandoned pedestrian bridge over the highway early on Wednesday.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 8 August and Wednesday, 9 August 2017.

mosebenzizwaneANA reports that Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has filed his answering affidavit in the North Gauteng High Court to oppose the urgent interdict application by the Chamber of Mines (COM) seeking to prevent government from implementing the revised Mining Charter.  

uberTimesLive reports that, following an attack on a driver who allegedly had acid poured on his face and hands by a male passenger on Sunday morning, Uber SA has been accused of not valuing the safety of its drivers.