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.

zumaRapport writes that a huge civil suit against President Jacob Zuma, three Cabinet members and the national police commissioner is giving renewed impetus to allegations that senior government leaders and secret intelligence agents were involved in the creation of a new trade union.  

meibcBusiness Times reports that the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) will shut its doors if companies and unions do not agree to an 18% levy increase.  

metrorail thumb medium90 92EWN reports that Metrorail says there is no doubt that the attack on three of its train carriages at its Explanade station near Cape Town is linked to a criminal element in an illegal strike by SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) affiliated workers.  

ComaireNCA reports that airline Comair has locked out its striking workers from Kulula and British Airways (BA), which means that it won’t be allowing its workers into its offices.  

sapsBusiness Report writes that labour union Solidarity has been granted a temporary interdict to halt all employment equity (EE) promotions and appointments within the SA Police Service (SAPS).  

metrorail thumb medium90 92SowetanLive reports that tempers flared and violence broke out at Cape Town station on Friday evening‚ amid widespread cancellations and delays due to a shortage of trains.  

uasa thumb medium70 84Reuters reports that airline operator Comair has made a new wage offer to trade union the United Association of SA (Uasa) after a three-day strike by ground staff.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 15 April 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 14 April 2016.

fedusa thumb medium80 85ANA reports that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) on Thursday came out in full support of the industrial action by its affiliated union, the United Association of SA (Uasa), as negotiations with airline Comair on a proposed multi-term wage agreement deadlocked.  

sibanyeFinancial Mail writes about the agreement reached between Sibanye Gold and the Association of Mining & Construction Workers (Amcu), which averted a strike at the gold producer’s operations.  

cwu thumb medium90 95BDLive reports that the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Thursday demanded that the governing ANC shake-up the board of Telkom and remove CEO Sipho Maseko by the end of the April, or face rolling mass action.  

africacheckIOL News reports that independent fact verification organisation Africa Check has rubbished the Gupta family’s claims that they employ at least 4,500 people in SA.  

gavel thumb100 BDLive reports that the Supreme Court of Appeal has handed down a scathing judgment against the former commissioner of the Compensation Fund (CF), Shadrack Mkhonto, for flouting a settlement order to pay claims handler CompSol.  

nursing thumb medium90 93ANA reports that a nurse has been strangled by a mental patient at the prisoners’ ward of Hayani Psychiatric Hospital in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, the provincial department of health said on Friday.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has dismissed a report which appeared in The Times that its members were stranded in bases across Sudan's Darfur region.  

cutifani thumb medium90 94Reuters reports that investor interest group ShareSoc says Anglo American's proposed remuneration for CEO Mark Cutifani is too high and it has urged shareholders to reject it at next week's annual general meeting.  

petrosaPetroSA on Thursday warned the public about fraudulent advertisements offering jobs at the national oil company.  

newsThe New Age reports that Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair has gone on special leave after months of pressure from workers.  

implatsheadgear smlBDLive reports that mining production plummeted in February compared with a year ago, and economists have warned that a strike would bring the struggling sector to its knees.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92TimesLive writes that a labour dispute could be brewing between the Department of Basic Education (DBE) and 14,000 teachers who quit their jobs in order to access their government pensions.  

rustenburgmunicipalityANA reports that the Rustenburg local municipality on Thursday denied it was retrenching workers.  

ambulanceHeraldLive reports that following a second attack in four days on EMS ambulance crew members on Thursday, ambulances will no longer be going into Kwazakhele in Nelson Mandela Bay without a police escort.  

solidariteitBDLive reports that trade union Solidarity said on Thursday it had won a court battle in its continuing fight over inflexible employment equity plans.  

pikitupANA reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has reached a deal in principle with Johannesburg waste removal agency Pikitup over salary disparities, details of which have not yet been disclosed.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 14 April 2016

samwu thumb medium80 78AFP reports that the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) on Thursday confirmed that the City of Joburg had put a wage offer on the table to end the salary impasse between its waste-management company, Pikitup, and its workers.  

ShopriteBDLive reports that industrial action at a major distribution centre in Centurion owned by Shoprite ended on Tuesday.  

cwu thumb medium90 95The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is expected to march on Thursday morning to the ANC's headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg to deliver a memorandum.  

strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that the protected strike by hundreds of Comair workers at SA’s biggest airports begun on Wednesday afternoon.