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.

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.  

marikanacommission thumb100 Sunday Independent reports that the South African government has been slammed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for its handling of the Marikana massacre and other matters.  

implatsSABC News reports that rescue teams at Impala Platinum Mines in Rustenburg worked throughout the weekend searching for missing miner, Moses Mamogwa, but without any success.  

santacoTMG Digital reports that an expected taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday is on hold for the time being.  According to officials, there will be no taxi strike until talks between the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) and the Gauteng provincial government have been concluded.  

newsSABC News reported on Friday that municipal workers at Mokopane and 179 surrounding villages in the Mogalakwena municipality were back at work after a month-long strike for better wages.  

lonminlogo thumb medium90 90Rapport writes that former Lonmin human resources head Barnard Mokwena was listed as a paid “deep cover” agent on the State Security Agency (SSA) central source index from 2004 until at least the end of 2012.  

durbanANA reports that the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday that eThekwini city manager S’bu Sithole needed to explain why buses have not been operating in Durban for the past three days.  

sibanyeBDLive reports that Sibanye Gold on Friday obtained a court interdict to stop a strike at its Kroondal mine and said it expected the employees to return to work on Monday or face disciplinary action.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Saturday, 28 May and Sunday, 29 May 2016

newsEWN reports that the National Taxi Alliance (NTA) has confirmed there will be no taxi strike in Gauteng on Monday.  The Community Safety Department released a statement on Sunday expressing its concern over the looming strike in the industry.  

DCSTMG Digital reports that the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has warned that a number of “faceless-fraudsters” have been robbing unsuspecting job seekers by promising non-existent jobs and learnership opportunities‚ using various social media platforms.  

sapsANA reports that a Limpopo police officer was shot dead when he responded to a burglary in progress at Dan village near Tzaneen on Saturday morning.  

VantageGoldfieldsNews24 reports that Lily Mine's top executive Mike McChesney has confirmed that operations will resume following a R171m investment from a Canadian company.  

sibanyeMining Weekly reports that precious metals producer Sibanye Gold has been granted an interdict against a strike by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) at its Kroondal platinum operations.  

santacoTMG Digital reports that millions of people in Gauteng could be left stranded on Monday (30 May) if the taxi industry embarks on a strike in the province.  

weblinksOur links page provides references to South African labour news reports we have come across on the Internet on Friday, 27 May 2016

news shutterstockIn our Friday roundup, see summaries
of our selection of South African labour-
related stories that have appeared since
midday on Thursday, 26 May 2016.

cosatuANA reports that the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Monday accused three cabinet ministers of taking aim at the labour federation in what it termed a “troubling pattern”.  

sadtu90The New Age writes that, a week after the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE’s) jobs-for-cash report was released, the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) has demanded that its name be cleared of the selling of teacher posts.  

tshwane thumb100 News24 reports that the families of the two men killed during the violent protests in Hammanskraal have criticised the company that employed them as casual workers for not providing adequate security.