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.

Solidarity2Reuters reports that trade union Solidarity has submitted wage increase demands in the gold mining sector of at least 10% annually over the next three years according to a document submitted to the Chamber of Mines (CoM).  

psaBloomberg reports that the Public Servants Association (PSA) has officially rejected the offer presented by government during wage negotiations at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC).  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107EWN reports that two metro police officers have been arrested in Katlehong after they were caught accepting a bribe through a sting operation conducted by the Hawks.  

NatuANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) said on Saturday that the attempted assassination of Allen Thompson, deputy president of the National Teachers’ Union (Natu), was no coincidence.  

handshake thumb medium90 90City Press reports that claimants in the silicosis and tuberculosis class action say they are relieved the matter is reaching closure after a historic settlement between their legal representatives and gold mines was reached the week before last.  

strike thumb medium85 85City Press writes that more than three weeks after thousands of bus drivers downed tools, the economy continues to bleed millions of rands as a result.  

Sibanye StillwaterANA reports that one of the six Sibanye-Stillwater employees who were hospitalised after the deadly seismic incident on 3 May at the Masakhane mine, Driefontein operations, has been discharged and is in good health.  

SenzeniZokwana2Fin24 reports that according to a response from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, to a parliamentary question, government cannot guarantee that the listeriosis outbreak won’t lead to job losses.  

VBSCity Press reports that fears are mounting that up to 15 municipalities nationwide could collapse because they are not likely to recover their R1.5bn investments at VBS Mutual Bank.  

Sibanye StillwaterBL Premium reports that Sibanye-Stillwater’s Masakhane mine at its Driefontein operations in Carletonville will stay shut for another week.  

gunTimeslive reports that the National Teachers Union (Natu) believes the gun attack on Friday on its deputy president in Umhlanga‚ north of Durban‚ was an orchestrated hit.  

irvinjimFin24 reports that Irvin Jim, general secretary of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), said late on Friday afternoon that the national bus strike was not over yet.  

ilo thumb medium90 81BusinessLive reports that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has appointed President Cyril Ramaphosa to co-chair its Global Commission on the Future of Work.  He will join Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who has chaired the committee since its inception.  

ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107Timeslive reports that the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) said on Thursday it had suspended a male employee who was alleged to have brutally assaulted a female officer who reported to him‚ leaving her locked in his office.  

gavel thumb100 BusinessLive reports that disgraced former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer was jailed for corruption on Thursday.  

southafricalogoBloomberg reports that a document it has seen indicates that the government has offered increases of 7% for the most-junior employees for the year up to end-March and 6% for senior staff, including managers.  

satawu thumb medium90 101ANA reports that the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) on Thursday met with bus companies and put a new offer on the table to end a national bus driver strike.  

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Thursday, 10 May 2018.

metrorail thumb medium90 92Timeslive reports that the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) will be reinstating the train service in the Mamelodi corridor‚ more than a month after the service was suspended.  

IDCANA reports that about 600 members of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party on Wednesday converged outside the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC’s) Sandton offices, demanding that business rescue practitioners at Shiva Uranium Mine urgently find new investors.  

southafricalogoANA reports that South Africa would continue talks with the United States in a bid to get concessions on import tariffs on aluminium and steel, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday.  

CGEEWN reports that various women rights organisations have reached out to Mduduzi Manana's former domestic worker who has accused the ANC Member of Parliament of assault.  

worldbankBusinessLive reports that labour experts have criticised a World Bank report that, among other things, suggests that the introduction of a national minimum wage (NMW) in SA would shift labour demand towards skilled labour.  

gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that a police officer‚ a medical doctor and self-defence expert are among the witnesses lined up for the defence in a matter of a man accused of assaulting his domestic worker.  

nupsawSABC News reports that around 100 community health workers affiliated to the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) held a night vigil at the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg.  

SARSEWN reports that lawyers representing suspended SA Revenue Services (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane want amendments made to his disciplinary process before it begins.  

parliamentTimeslive reports that the blockading of two hospitals in the North West by protesters was decried by parliament's Select Committee on Social Services on Wednesday.  

gunTimeslive reports that a policeman was wounded in a shootout between suspected cash-in-transit robbers in Morningside‚ Johannesburg‚ on Wednesday afternoon.  

farming thumb medium80 84The Department of Labour reported on Wednesday that recent blitz inspections conducted in the agricultural sector in Free State yielded surprising but encouraging results.  

southafricalogoeNCA reports that the government and public sector unions will meet on Friday to try and resolve their almost eight-month-long wage negotiations and avert a looming public sector strike.