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.

implatsANA reports that a North West miner has not yet been located, more than a week after he went missing following a rock fall incident on 17 May at Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) 1 Shaft near Rustenburg.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Thursday, 26 May 2016

nedlacBDLive reports that unions are gearing up for mass action after national minimum wage talks at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) effectively collapsed.  

samwu thumb medium80 78The Witness writes that Howick residents have been left in the lurch by protesting uMngeni municipal staff who downed tools last week.  

numsaBDLive reports that car manufacturers have rejected the National Union of Metalworkers of SA’s (Numsa’s) demand for a one-year wage agreement, forcing the union to go back to the drawing board.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Wednesday, 25 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Wednesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Tuesday, 24 May 2016.

netcareBusiness Report writes that the Netcare Hospital Group’s shares declined 1.57% on Tuesday following it informing Solidarity of a plan to restructure the credit control divisions of six of its hospitals in Gauteng, owing to the economic climate.  

solidariteitTrade union Solidarity reports that, after week-long negotiations, it has reached an agreement with the Lily Mine business rescue practitioner on retrenchment packages for workers who have applied for them.  

sandu1TMG Digital reports that the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) has welcomed what it calls a “massive climb-down” by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in recalling to duty the more than 500 members who had been on special leave since 2009.  

mildredoliphantNews24 reports that Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Tuesday that about 500,000 workers were risking their lives on construction sites that did not comply with health and safety laws.  

earningsThe Star reports that talks on a national minimum wage for South Africa have effectively deadlocked, dashing hopes of its implementation this year.  

gunANA reports that a man posing as a patient shot dead a security guard at a Durban clinic before shooting dead a policeman tasked with finding the guard’s killer.  

VantageGoldfieldsNetwerk24 reports that if the Lily Gold Mine should cut its overhead costs then reportedly an investor would be willing to take over the mine owned by Vantage Goldfields and currently under business rescue.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Caxton News Service that Ekurhuleni Disaster and Emergency Management Services on Sunday rescued three contract workers who were trapped under heavy concrete slabs in Serenade Street, Elandsfontein, Gauteng.  

sandf thumb medium90 89The Citizen reports that SA National Defence Force (SANDF) chief General Solly Shoke has recalled the 507 soldiers still on special leave after marching on the Union Buildings in 2009 over pay issues.  

newsBusinessTech reports that statistics from the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) shows the total number of hours worked annually from the countries it covers.  

VUTANA reports that teaching is expected to restart at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) after violent student protests saw lecture venues and administration buildings torched.  

easterncape thumb100 HeraldLive reports that after a 20-year moratorium on the appointment of nonteaching staff at schools, the Eastern Cape Department of Education has advertised 1,023 administrative assistant posts for schools in its 23 districts.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Tuesday, 24 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Tuesday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Monday, 23 May 2016.

Mining Weekly reports that Standard Bank chief economist Goolam Ballim warned on Monday that a negative assessment by Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) on 3 June would most probably trigger a recession and precipitate the shedding of around 200,000 more jobs.  

southafricalogoTMG Digital reports that a chief director in the Department of Health, who lied about her qualifications and experience, has been fired.  

ems joburgEWN reports that the Johannesburg Emergency Services Department says it can only take disciplinary action against some of its members implicated in a report into the deaths of two of their colleagues once investigations were complete.  

sapsSon reports that according to Renate Barnard, legal officer for fair labour practices at trade union Solidarity, all officers in blue will be black persons if the SA Police Service (SAPS) continues with its present recruitment plan.  

strike thumb medium85 85GroundUp reports that Aspen Pharmacare, the country’s largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court against striking workers at its Port Elizabeth operation.  

gavel thumb100 TMG Digital reports that abattoir workers who were dismissed after allegedly refusing to work 18-hour shifts to process 850 carcasses a day are taking their case to the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) on Tuesday.  

southafricalogoFin24 reports that President Jacob Zuma has signed the Revenue Laws Amendment Act into law to postpone annuitisation for provident funds, the National Treasury indicated on Tuesday.  

netcareMaroela Media reports that in a recent letter to trade union Solidarity, the Netcare Hospital Group announced that was planning to commence with a large-scale centralisation process in its credit control division.  

education thumb100 BDLive reports that the Department of Basic Education (DBE) is cleaning house and reforming how appointments are made after a jobs-for-cash report found that it was at the mercy of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in six provinces.