Unions issue SAA with strike notice

Fin24 reports that the South African Airways acting chair Thandeka Mgoduso has confirmed that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and the South African Cabin Crew Association issued the national carrier with a strike notice on Wednesday morning. Mgoduso was appearing before parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). SAA announced on Monday […]

Public servants call for urgent talks on wage cuts

Engineering News writes that South Africa’s public-service union called for urgent talks with the government on plans to reduce the state’s wage bill. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said last month he’s redoubling efforts to cut the government’s payroll to rein in a widening budget deficit. The Public Servants Association, the main state-employee labor union, said any attempts […]

Private security companies sue Prasa

eNCA writes that the three companies — Chuma Security Services (CSS), Sechaba Protection and Supreme Security Services — claim they were informed to stop their services on the same day they learned their contracts had been terminated. Sithethi Ngcwangu from CSS said Prasa had on previous occasions allowed the monthly contract to continue into the […]

Tshwane bus services suspended

eNCA reports that bus services remain suspended in Pretoria on Tuesday morning. City of Tshwane authorities are hopeful services will resume on Tuesday afternoon as they’ve been locked in wage negotiations with the workers. Commuters are being urged to make use of alternative transport for now. The city says the decision to suspend services was made […]

SA investment summit hailed a success

City Press reports that the SA Investment Conference (Saic), which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre over three days earlier this week, has been described by several business delegates as a “resounding success”. Having set a target of attracting R1.2 trillion in new investments over a period of five years, starting from last year, […]