Labour Minister appeals court judgment

2015-10-09 19:46

The Department of Labour filed an appeal against a Labour Court judgment that its minister Mildred Oliphant acted "unreasonably" and "unfairly" against axed registrar Johan Crouse.

Labour minister's no show at meetings raises ire

2015-09-09 11:23

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has not attended a single meeting of the labour portfolio committee since her appointment in 2010 and should be fired, says the DA.

Unions must be vigilant, labour minister warns

2015-06-05 06:55

Unions need to be more vigilant when doing their work and talk about the state of labour relations, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Inaction over R2m alleged Nedlac graft

2015-03-01 16:30

The DA has demanded answers over the apparent inaction of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant following a forensic audit report detailing alleged corruption by two former Nedlac executives.

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.


State slated for 'costly and ineffective' jobs agency

2015-09-23 13:26

Only 2.3% of the more than 600 000 unemployed South Africans registered with the government’s employment agency have been placed in full-time jobs.

Worrying stuff: R1m fraudster reappointed as Labour Minister’s special advisor

2015-07-30 16:23

The old saying, 'when it rains, it pours' is starting to circulate itself around the ruling party - Nkandla, SAA, visas and the list goes on.

DA: Oliphant adviser must pay back the money

2015-03-01 17:56

The DA says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant must force two former Nedlac executives - one who is now her special adviser - to repay R2m following a graft report.

Minister covers up advisor's R1m spending spree

2015-03-01 08:45

A forensic audit has found Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's special advisor, Herbert Mkhize, fleeced Nedlac by more than R1m - but the minister kept this under wraps.

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.

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