End in sight for costly platinum strike

2014-04-18 10:11

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

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

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

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.

SA, Lesotho sign labour agreement

2013-12-03 19:39

South Africa and Lesotho have signed a memorandum of understanding on labour issues, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

New minimum wage for domestics

2013-11-22 10:40

The minimum wage of domestic workers will rise from next month, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced.

Oliphant: Collective bargaining must change

2013-11-07 17:09

Collective bargaining in SA is in need of change and innovation, according to Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant.

Extend domestic workers UIF benefits - minister

2013-11-02 22:43

Unemployment insurance fund benefits affecting domestic workers should be extended, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Sewer deaths anger Cosatu

2013-10-09 14:37

Cosatu in the North West has expressed shock and anger at the deaths of a father and son while they were unblocking a municipal sewer.

Petrol strike ends, but challenges remain

2013-09-27 14:38

The Fuel Retailers Association has welcomed an agreement to end a pay strike by petrol attendants, but says the industry still faces key challenges.

More talks to end petrol strike

2013-09-25 10:20

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and employers of petrol attendants and vehicle industry workers are set to meet again amid the ongoing wage-related strike.

No end in sight for petrol attendant strike

2013-09-20 12:19

A strike by petrol attendants and vehicle industry workers is continuing after talks with employers deadlocked, says the Retail Motor Industry organisation.

Oliphant: Violence undermines strike demands

2013-09-18 13:35

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has condemned reports of violence during the petrol attendant strike, calling upon the CCMA to help find a peaceful resolution.

Oliphant: Swift negotiations needed

2013-09-05 06:44

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says pay talks must take place in good faith and as speedily as possible to ensure that productivity is not affected.

Labour law changes to protect workers

2013-08-21 10:57

Amendments to the Labour Relations Act will enhance the protection of workers, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

No place for corruption - minister

2013-08-15 22:04

There is no place for corrupt officials in the labour department, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

End child labour - Cosatu

2013-08-02 17:18

The taxi and agricultural sector must stop employing young children, demands Cosatu.


ANC backtracks on employment equity clause

2014-04-17 21:54

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

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

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

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.

Oliphant: Turbulent times for labour

2014-01-21 11:42

Job growth is the most important challenge, but recent developments on the labour front signify a turbulent period ahead, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Minister's Facebook profiles are fake

2013-11-27 16:51

People are impersonating Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant on Facebook, her ministry has said.

Bill on labour brokers gets green light

2013-11-12 12:49

The Employment Services Bill, intended to regulate labour brokers, has been given the green light in the National Assembly.

Ex-trade unionist chairs CCMA board

2013-11-05 11:45

Former trade unionist Daniel Dube has been appointed chairperson of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration's board.

Domestic worker summit to be held

2013-10-29 19:39

The labour department will hold a summit for domestic workers.

Father, son die in sewer

2013-10-07 21:04

A father and son died in Vryburg after inhaling toxic fumes while working on a sewerage system.

End in sight for petrol attendant strike

2013-09-25 21:19

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the Fuel Retailers' Association have reached an agreement in wage talks in the automotive sector.

Business, labour must talk to end strikes

2013-09-20 14:30

SA needs a functioning social dialogue so that business and labour can find common ground to end labour strife, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Court orders Numsa to stop strike violence

2013-09-18 20:30

An urgent interdict has been granted to prevent violence and intimidation by striking workers in the petrol and motor retail industry.

Ramaphosa to Cosatu's rescue

2013-09-17 16:07

The ANC has set up a task team, lead by party deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, to help Cosatu resolve its problems.

Oliphant: Swift negotiations needed

2013-09-05 06:44

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says pay talks must take place in good faith and as speedily as possible to ensure that productivity is not affected.

No ban on labour broking

2013-08-20 20:02

The National Assembly has adopted the labour relations amendment bill, which curtails labour broking but stops short of a ban.

Job grading is key to pay talks - unions

2013-08-06 11:31

Overhauling the job categories system in the gold mining sector is at the heart of wage negotiations and a sentiment shared by rival unions, a report says.

Hype over farmworker pay unwarranted

2013-08-02 07:56

The R105 minimum daily wage for farmworkers has not resulted in large-scale job cuts, economists reportedly say.

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