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.

encaSowetanLive writes about the eNCA “doek” controversy relating to the decision to remove a reporter’s footage from a bulletin because she was wearing a head scarf (doek).  

newsTimesLive writes that the murder of a Gauteng estate agent has brought home the dangers of the job.  Hanlie Lategan was found dead in a stream in Randfontein, 20km away from where she arranged to meet potential home-buyers from Cape Town on Monday.  

auditorgeneralBDLive reports that Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu said on Wednesday that, despite an increase in the number of municipalities receiving clean audits, local government remained too reliant on the use of consultants.  

angloamerican fullBloomberg reports that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reduced the number of job cuts tied to restructuring at its Union mine and Twickenham project by 85% as it moves workers to other projects.  

FronemanBusiness Report writes that Sibanye Gold boss Neal Froneman has thrown down the gauntlet at unions, charging that the industry would no longer tolerate strikes as a means to push it into making compromises during negotiations.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 1 June 2016

sapuANA reports that the South African Policing Union (Sapu) on Tuesday condemned the murder of a police officer in Ritavi, Limpopo, and called for government intervention.  

OakbaySABC News reports that employees of the Gupta-owned business empire have vowed to continue their services despite the likelihood of not receiving their salaries in June.  

amcu thumb medium80 81ANA reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday claimed that its members at Sibanye Gold’s Kroondal platinum mine had been suspended.  

saafDefence and security news publication defenceWeb writes that the aircraft maintenance capabilities of the SA Air Force (SAAF), including in respect of the presidential Boeing Inkwazi, have decreased dramatically.  

rustenburgmunicipalityANA reports that Rustenburg in North West has not fully recovered from the 2014 protracted strike in the platinum mines, executive mayor Mpho Khunou said on Tuesday.  

phiyegaNews24 reports that the closing arguments in the Claassen Board of Inquiry to investigate suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office, will be heard on Wednesday.  

meibcBusiness Report writes that the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa) has declared a dispute with employers over the extension of levy agreements to non-party members at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC).  

gautraineNCA reports that Gautrain experienced technical difficulties on Wednesday morning, with disrupted routes between Sandton and Park Station.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 31 May 2016

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southafricalogoeNCA reports that Government says there are plans to speed up the compensation process for mineworkers and their families.  

sabcTMG Digital reports that the SABC says its ban on staff from making political comments or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia on social media is merely a reiteration of its existing policy on social media conduct.  

sibanyeDavid McKay reports that Sibanye has said it would remain consistent in its treatment of unprotected strikes following a decision by the Association of Mineworkers & Construction Union (Amcu) to return to work at Kroondal Platinum Mine.  

newsNews24 reports that a week since two men were killed during evictions in Hammanskraal, the company that employed them has failed to shed light on what went wrong on that day.  

TMG Digital reports that more than half of South Africans in the corporate turn a blind eye to business misconduct.  

OakbayNews24 reports that the Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments holding company has instituted disciplinary action against its employees who were critical of a letter in which management pleaded with the banks to reopen its accounts.  

sapsCape Times reports on integral changes made to the structure of the SA Police Service (SAPS), which will see several officers around the country being referred to by different titles from Tuesday.  

cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu said on Monday that the SABC’s decision to stop broadcasting images of violent protests smacked of autocracy and was deeply patronizing.  

solidariteitNews24 reports that trade union Solidarity and civil rights organisation AfriForum will on Tuesday announce legal action to be instituted against quotas in sport.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Monday, 30 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Monday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Friday, 27 May 2016.

numEWN reports that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it’s disturbed that operations at the Lily Mine will resume next month despite the fact that three workers are still trapped underground after a shaft caved in in February.  

amcu thumb medium80 81Reuters and Fin24 report that workers at Sibanye's platinum mine in Rustenburg will return to work on Monday evening following a wildcat strike on Friday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) said on Monday.  

meibcBusiness Times reports that employers in the metal and engineering industry want a forensic audit carried out on the sector's bargaining council at their expense - and until that is done they will not budge on a levy increase.