ARTICLES RELATING TO MILDRED OLIPHANT

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
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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.

Oliphant disregards SMME job losses - Neasa

2014-07-18 13:44

By only engaging with Seifsa and Numsa during the metal strike, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant shows no regard for the interests of SMMEs, says Neasa.

Oliphant heading for talks with Numsa, Seifsa

2014-07-17 07:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says she will meet Numsa and employer body Seifsa for talks to spare the economy another protracted strike.

Oliphant: Wage gap must be tackled

2014-07-15 21:11
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There is an urgent need to decrease the wage gap between ordinary workers and executives, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Parties close to agreement - Oliphant

2014-07-07 21:00

Parties are close to reaching an agreement that will bring an end to the metals and engineering sector strike, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Sacci concerned about metals strike

2014-07-04 13:45

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the strike in the metals and engineering industries is economically and socially worrying.

Numsa strike impact wider than steel industry

2014-07-02 05:30

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA is concerned about South Africa's shrinking economy caused by strike action.

Cape farmworker case postponed

2014-06-02 16:55

The Labour Court in Cape Town has reserved judgment on whether it could hear the case of 11 farmworkers fighting their dismissal.

Cape farmworkers fight dismissal

2014-06-02 14:11

Eleven farmworkers have appeared in the Labour Court to challenge their dismissal following a series of wage-related strikes in the Western Cape last year.

Oliphant: Work can’t become place of death

2014-05-04 17:39

Workers should be at the forefront of ensuring that they are safe when on duty, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54
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The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause in draft employment equity regulations, says Western Cape leader Marius Fransman.

Cape economy needs more colour - Cosatu

2014-04-10 22:26

Whites are over-represented in senior posts in the private and public sectors in the Western Cape, says provincial Cosatu secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

Most top managers still whites - report

2014-04-10 05:30

Fewer than 20% of top management positions are occupied by black Africans, an employment equity report shows, but one researcher says it is riddled with flaws.

Remnants of apartheid still exist - minister

2014-04-09 13:13
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Twenty years since South Africa's first democratic election, remnants of apartheid remain in the workplace, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Employment equity rules racist - DA

2014-03-31 20:25
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The DA says draft employment equity regulations announced by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant amount to nothing short of racial discrimination.

Changes to employment equity regulations

2014-02-28 17:30

The labour department has published the employment equity regulations for public comment and one of the key issues is the revised definition of designated groups.

Cosatu criticises farm workers' wages

2014-02-04 20:15

Cosatu says the minimum wage increase of 75 cents per hour needs to be seen as just another small step in the march towards an acceptable income for farm workers.

Mashaba: SA has draconian labour laws

2014-02-04 18:49
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South Africa has reached the end of entrepreneurial development because of draconian labour legislation, says Black like Me founder Herman Mashaba.

How realistic are mine wage demands?

2014-01-26 15:36

The negotiations to end the strike in the platinum sector have kicked off with high-level talks on what is meant by R12 500.

Mine talks set to continue

2014-01-24 14:15

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has agreed to continue with talks aimed at resolving a strike in the platinum mining sector.

Amcu bails out on urgent mine talks

2014-01-23 18:09

A planned meeting between the government, platinum mining firms and Amcu has been placed on hold until the union confirms a date, says the labour department.

 

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%.

Oliphant: Govt looking at minimum wage model

2014-07-16 19:52

Government is weighing the merits of a sectoral versus a national minimum wage, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Numsa mulls wage offer

2014-07-11 11:38

Numsa says it's consulting members on the revised offer from the metal and engineering employers and will make announcement over the weekend.

Mining 'sticky issues' must be resolved - Oliphant

2014-07-06 13:31

Unions and employers must iron out "sticky issues" and end the metals and engineering sector strike, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's spokesperson says.

Govt intervenes to end Numsa strike

2014-07-04 12:02

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet with striking metalworkers and industry employers in an attempt to end a wage dispute that has turned violent.

Madonsela to probe labour dept tender

2014-06-15 12:28

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela will investigate a complaint of a conflict of interest in the awarding of a R1.9bn labour department tender, it has been reported.

Cape farmworker case postponed

2014-06-02 16:51

The Labour Court in Cape Town has reserved judgment on whether it could hear the case of 11 farmworkers fighting their dismissal.

Workers have the right to vote - minister

2014-05-05 15:45

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has urged employers to allow employees to vote during the elections.

End in sight for costly platinum strike

2014-04-18 10:11
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Platinum producers have made a new wage offer in a bid to end a three-month strike at their mines that has hit 40% of global output of the industrial metal.

New minimum wage for clothing workers

2014-04-15 18:59

Every clothing worker now enjoys the protection of legislated minimum terms and conditions of employment, says a clothing union.

Employment equity report flawed - SRI

2014-04-10 07:00

The latest employment equity report is littered with mathematical and interpretational errors, claims the Solidarity Research Institute.

Oliphant: Apartheid remnants still in workplace

2014-04-09 13:19

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says racism remains in the workplace, adding that talk of proposed employment equity laws being a disadvantage is a 'blue lie'.

EE regulations absurd, says Zille

2014-04-02 21:00
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The Western Cape government will oppose the imposition of proposed regulations for the amended Employment Equity Act, says Premier Helen Zille.

Zille warns on equity regulations

2014-03-24 12:09

New employment equity regulations will, if implemented, have a "profound" impact on jobs in the Western Cape, warns premier Helen Zille.

Why Amcu shunned mine peace pact

2014-02-05 20:30
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Amcu claims state apparatus is being used to purge the union, which has fuelled distrust in the agreement brokered last year by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Cosatu criticises farm workers' wages

2014-02-04 20:11
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Cosatu says the minimum wage increase of 75 cents per hour needs to be seen as just another small step in the march towards an acceptable income for farm workers.

Farm workers to get R12.41 per hour

2014-02-03 14:03

Farm workers' salaries will increase by 75 cents to an hourly rate of R12.41 in March, according to the labour department.

Crucial three days for platinum mines

2014-01-24 23:05

Urgent negotiations aimed at ending a crippling strike on the platinum belt are expected to last another three days, the department of labour says.

Day one of platinum strike peaceful - SAPS

2014-01-23 22:05

The first day of Amcu's strike in the platinum sector has ended peacefully, despite fears of the violence which has cost lives in the North West platinum belt in the past.

Oliphant: Unions must co-operate

2014-01-21 14:38

Unions should co-operate for the good of workers rather than focus on divisions, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

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