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.

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

cwu thumb medium90 95IOL News reports that the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has lashed out at the “weak ANC leadership” for the lackadaisical manner it is dealing with the imploding crisis at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

postoffice thumb100 TimesLive reports that the SA Post Office Group (Sapo) has dismissed 228 workers for embarking on an alleged illegal strike in Gauteng last month.  

uberTMG Digital reports that about 500 Uber drivers have joined the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) in an attempt to institute legal action against Uber.  

VantageGoldfieldsBusiness Report writes that Australia’s Vantage Goldfields plans to sue Canadian producer AfroCan Resources Gold for reneging on an $11.3 million (R164.4m) investment in Lily Gold Mine that would have seen miners being paid their salaries.  

eskomTMG Digital reports that Eskom’s Integrated Report 2016 on the entity’s financial performance for the 2015/2016 financial year has revealed that the utility’s bosses received R18.3 million in short and long term performance bonuses.  

postoffice thumb100 Business Report writes that ongoing labour issues between the SA Post Office (Sapo) and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have come to an end following them agreeing on a number of outstanding issues.  

nsfasHeraldLive reports that more than 3,000 Eastern Cape government employees owe the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) more than R60-million in unpaid study loans.  

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has rejected the 7% salary increase offered by power utility Eskom, saying it wouild go back to the negotiating table next week and would accept nothing less than 10%.  

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

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

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).