ARTICLES RELATING TO MILDRED OLIPHANT

New minimum wage for cleaning sector

2015-01-07 15:15

The minimum wage for South Africa's contract cleaning sector has risen in metropolitan and local council areas, the labour department says.

ANC cheers new wages for domestic workers

2014-11-26 06:00

Increasing domestic workers' wages in line with the new minimum wage will go a long way towards addressing the exploitation of workers, says the ANC.

Oliphant: Govt intervention in labour strife risky

2014-10-24 20:11

Government involvement in industrial relations operational matters is undesirable and poses a danger labour institutions, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

DCS in contempt of court over jobs - union

2014-10-11 07:16

The correctional services department has not abided by a court order to take regional demographics into account when making appointments, the Labour Court in Cape Town has heard.

DA lauds Compensation Fund for domestics

2014-09-08 16:45

Plans to ensure domestic workers will be allowed to claim from the Compensation Fund if injured on the job have been welcomed by the DA.

Slow uptake of R1.2bn training layoff scheme

2014-08-26 05:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says less than 2% of the training layoff scheme's R1.2bn budget to cushion workers against the threat of retrenchment has been spent.

Unemployment because of SA labour laws - Neasa

2014-08-20 10:51

Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant is in denial about the impact of labour laws, because more government intervention creates more inequality, says Neasa.

Oliphant pleased with metal strike resolution

2014-07-30 09:23

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has congratulated parties in the metals sector for reaching an agreement which ended the four-week strike.

Seifsa, Neasa condemn strike violence

2014-07-23 08:39

Employer organisations Seifsa and Neasa say that while workers' right to strike has been respected, there is no room for violence in the metal sector strike.

Bosses warn of metal sector jobs bloodbath

2014-07-22 14:32

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa says the pay deal it accepted to end the metalworkers' strike could lead to heavy job cuts.

 

Neasa - Court sets aside wage deal

2014-12-18 13:29

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has set aside the 2011-2014 metal sector wage agreement, says Neasa.

New UIF benefit for maternity leave in sight

2014-10-26 11:32

The Unemployment Insurance Fund benefit for maternity leave will be increased from 121 days to a period of four months, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Minimum wages on the cards at labour indaba

2014-10-12 12:01

A national minimum wage will be a central discussion at the upcoming labour indaba, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Oliphant: Transforming SA just starting

2014-10-01 06:00

The revolution to transform South Africa is only just beginning and the process will require everyone working together, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Act to extend domestic workers' rights

2014-09-06 20:06

Domestic workers are on the verge of being covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Cosatu welcomes labour amendments

2014-08-20 12:00

Cosatu has welcomed the signing of the Labour Relations Amendment Act and says it will monitor the proper implementation of certain clauses.

Oliphant: No quick fix to strike action

2014-08-14 14:36

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the adversarial nature of SA's industrial relations environment is historic and emotional solutions will not be sustainable.

Numsa's NEC discusses wage offer

2014-07-27 17:49

The national executive committee of Numsa has consulted its members on the metal sector wage offer, with a final decision to be announced later in the day.

Numsa to take new wage offer to workers

2014-07-22 17:30

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA will be meeting with its members to discuss the government brokered wage deal to end weeks of violent strike action.

Employers accept pay deal for metalworkers

2014-07-22 11:22

The main employer body in South Africa's metals and engineering federation has accepted a government proposal to raise wages by as much as 10%.

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