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 85The Star reports that a set of labour guidelines viewed by some as the government’s attempt to curtail workers’ right to embark on strikes have been set aside by the North Gauteng High Court.

news shutterstockIn our afternoon roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that appeared thus far on
Monday, 12 April 2021.

FidelityCape Argus reports that the Langa community has been left reeling after two Fidelity Services guards were shot and killed in Zone 23, while escorting an Albany Bakeries vehicle on Saturday morning.

employment thumb100 Fin24 reports that according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the digital economy presents opportunities to create jobs, now even more so as the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated changes.

SalgaBL Premium reports that in what could signal tough wage talks ahead, the SA Local Government Association (Salga), which represents the country's 257 municipalities, has proposed a three-year wage deal with a 2.8% wage increase for 2021/2022.

gavel thumb100 The Citizen reports that former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has failed in his bid to challenge the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) report that was used to discharge him of his duties.

CCMAGroundUp reports that Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) offices in Johannesburg and Benoni have stopped allowing walk-in cases.  

prasaThe Citizen reports that Leonard Ramatlakane, chairperson of the board of the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa), says vandalism of train stations across the country is bad and has gotten worse.

Tshiamiso TrustSowetanLive reports that nearly two years after a R5bn landmark ruling that would change the lives of former mineworkers who contracted deadly lung diseases at work, only seven claimants have been paid out in a trial run.

sapsTimesLIVE reports that according to Mpumalanga police, the two men who were shot dead last Friday on a farm at Bampoen outside Mkhondo had gone to the farm in search of employment.

durbanThe Citizen reports that yet another eThekwini municipality employee has been nabbed for fraud, this time in connection with the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).

kznlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Sihle Zikalala said at the weekend that ongoing tensions between farmers and workers was endemic in many parts of the province.

saa thumb medium95 76The Citizen reports that the ongoing row between striking pilots at SA Airways (SAA) and the government has degenerated into racial slurs.

sapsTimesLIVE reports that Western Cape police are investigating the shooting of a police officer whose body was found with several gunshot wounds on Sunday morning in Disa Street, Vrygrond.

news shutterstockIn our roundup of weekend news, see
summaries of our selection of South African
labour-related stories that appeared since
Friday, 9 April 2021.

auditorgeneralBusiness Times writes that Auditor-General (AG) Tsakani Maluleke says that SA needs a "properly professionalised" civil service characterised by stability, competence and a culture of performance and accountability.

citypowerTimesLIVE reports that a City Power employee was arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to scam a Troyville customer out of R780. The 37-year-old is expected to appear in court on Monday facing charges of fraud and malicious damage to property.

saa thumb medium95 76Business Times reports that just over a week into its first strike in more than 50 years, the SAA Pilots' Association (Saapa) says it will continue the industrial action at SAA for as long as it takes to see its demands met.

ancBL Premium reports that despite the recent tension between the two organisations, labour federation Cosatu has resolved to support the ANC during this year’s local government elections.

numsaFin24 reports that according to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the Eskom board's probe into claims against the power utility’s CEO André De Ruyter will be a "sham process".

saa thumb medium95 76Fin24 reports that attempts by the management of SA Airways Technical (SAAT) to try to improve on the partial payments of March salaries continued until Saturday morning, but were unfortunately unsuccessful.

gavel thumb100 News24Wire reports that three men are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly killing a security guard during a robbery at a farm in the North West on Wednesday.

cosatuBusinessLive reports that Cosatu has upped the ante in its demands for the ramping up of the government's Covid-19 vaccination rollout, which it says is proceeding too slowly.

eskomNews24Wire reports that suspended Eskom procurement chief Solly Tshitangano supported the awarding of contracts worth more than R8-billion to Econ Oil in 2019, detailed charge sheets in his disciplinary process reveal.

implatsMining Weekly reports that on Friday, Impala Rustenburg, a member of the Impala Platinum (Implats) group, handed over nine completed social and labour plan (SLP) projects to communities near its operations.

strike thumb medium85 85BL Premium reports that workers at Buffalo Coal’s Aviemore mine, located near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal, have staged a sit-in, with some underground employees refusing to return to the surface unless their demands for salary increases were met.

strike thumb medium85 85SowetanLive reports that fourteen game reserves owned by the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) have been shut since Tuesday after employees downed tools demanding better working conditions and for those in acting positions to be appointed permanently.

De RuyterBL Premium reports that parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) has put its investigation into allegations of racism against Eskom CEO André de Ruyter on hold, to allow the power utility to conduct its own probe.

numMiningmx reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on the government to intervene at Blyvoor, a gold mine west of Johannesburg.

eskomFinancial Mail writes that a perfect storm may engulf Eskom and trade unions as they start a new round of wage talks this month.