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.

sabcBL Premium reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which is at loggerheads with communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams over planned retrenchments, says it supports government plans to consider taking on some of its employees who are set to be laid-off in its cost-cutting drive.  

gavel thumb100 News24 reports that a Northern Cape teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old pupil inside a classroom.  

Golden ArrowNews24 reports that trade union federation Cosatu has once again taken on Golden Arrow bus service over safety concerns.  

protestDaily News reports that Suncoast Casino employees downed tools six weeks ago, saying they would continue with their action until their employer responded to their concerns.  

nursing thumb medium90 93The Star reports that more than 600 nurses in the Eastern Cape have allegedly been left jobless despite the crippling effects of Covid19 on healthcare facilities in the province.  

saa thumb medium95 76Reuters reports that the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) indicated on Wednesday that South African Airways (SAA) might exit business rescue at the end of February and a decision on an equity partner for the carrier could be made by the end of March.  

employment thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that as SA bleeds jobs, four new companies are investing a combined R49m at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in Nelson Mandela Bay and creating employment for at least 100 people.  

healthcareTimesLIVE reports that the national Department of Health announced on Wednesday that its electronic vaccine self-registration portal was up and running, with more than 34,000 healthcare workers having already registered for the Covid-19 vaccine.  

sapsTimesLIVE reports that SA Policing Union (Sapu) chair Mpho Kwinika has been given the boot from the SA Police Service (Saps).  It was announced on Tuesday that Kwinika had been fired after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty of serious misconduct.  

foodBL Premium reports that a number of employers in the hospitality industry are preparing an application for an urgent court interdict to stop the government extending a collective agreement struck at the industry’s bargaining council to nonparties.  

sabcBL Premium reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has defied communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams’s attempts to reduce or possibly avert job cuts at the public broadcaster.  

UIFEngineering News reports that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has launched its highly anticipated online E-Compliance Certificate system.  

FordBL Premium reports that Ford Motor Company has announced a R15.8bn investment in its SA subsidiary, the largest in history in the SA motor industry.  

kznlogo thumb100 TimesLIVE reports that a Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park employee succumbed to her injuries on Sunday, two days after a fire believed to be caused by a gas leak broke out in a communal kitchen at the facility.  

MineralsCouncilSABloomberg reports that the Minerals Council SA (MCSA) provisionally advised on Friday that the death toll in SA’s mines rose by 18% in the year to 14 December 2020, driven by accidents related to rocks falls and transportation.  

DenelEngineering News reports that interim Denel CEO Talib Sadik in his statement in the state-owned group’s 2019/2020 annual report addressed the failure of the company to fully pay the salaries of its employees last year.  

nursing thumb medium90 93Reuters reports that nurses called on the government on Monday to ensure that overstretched workers in rural clinics and hospitals get access to Covid-19 vaccines.  

sapsNews24 reports that a cash-in-transit (CIT) van was bombed and looted in Mpumalanga on Monday.  Police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili advised that three security guards had been in the vehicle.  

saa thumb medium95 76Moneyweb reports that the Labour Appeal Court (LAC) has reserved judgment after hearing arguments on behalf of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) to have the SA Airways (SAA) settlement agreement declared unlawful or unfair.  

VinproBL Premium reports that Vinpro, a 2,500-strong wine industry body, said on Monday it would be sticking to its legal action against the government despite President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to partially lift a ban on alcohol sales.  

sabcEWN reports that the High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that former SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng must pay back more than R850,000 used to pay for legal fees during his time at the corporation.  

pscSowetanLive reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Somadoda Fikeni as commissioner of the Public Service Commission (PSC).  

sandf thumb medium90 89AFP reports that the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has amended its dress policy to allow Muslim women to wear headscarves as part of its uniform.  

CCMAGroundUp reports that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has found that an employer must act when sexual harassment takes place on its premises, even if this is during a meeting which the employer has not authorised.  

newsTimesLIVE reports that SA’s cash-in-transit (CIT) industry has been thrown into turmoil after a gang of armed robbers hijacked an SBV officer and strapped a bomb to him as he serviced an ATM.  

medicaldoctorReuters writes that while Michelle Cerfontyne was completing her medical training in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic was overwhelming SA’s understaffed public hospitals, so the young doctor thought she would get a job easily.  

education blackboard thumb medium80 92News24 reports that the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) in Mpumalanga has called for the settlement of all outstanding monthly salaries of Grade R practitioners.  

MboweniBL Premium reports that on Thursday and after consultations, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni dissolved the board of directors of the Independent Regulatory Board of Auditors (Irba).  

sapsANA reports that it was confirmed on Sunday that a 39-year-old SA Police Service (SAPS) constable, who was recently captured on video clearly drunk and staggering around while in his official uniform, has been fired.  

newsWeekend Argus reports that a cash-in-transit employee was abducted on Saturday afternoon by robbers who strapped explosives to him and forced him to clear out ATMs across Cape Town.