Inside Labour: A budget by any other name would smell the same

2017-02-24 05:00

The government should scrap VAT - a tax that penalises the poor - and abolish income tax for those earning less than R500 000 a year, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: A budget by any name would smell the same

2017-02-23 05:00

Finance ministers and governments apply variations of the same policy remedies to the same problems time and again, seeming to expect a different result, says Terry Bell.

Fedusa dismayed at Molefe heading to parliament

2017-02-19 13:52

The Federation of Unions of SA explains why it is dismayed that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been nominated to be sworn in as a member of parliament.

Slight drop in SA's unemployment rate

2017-02-14 10:42

Employment grew by 235 000 and the number of job seekers fell by 92 000, resulting in a slight decline in the unemployment rate for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 26.5%, says Stats SA.

R20/hour wage deal: What Fin24 users think

2017-02-12 14:01

Is the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour a boon for exploited workers, or will it simply add to SA's unemployment woes? Fin24 users give their views.

Wage deal: 'Leaders buying buffaloes instead of funding education'

2017-02-09 12:31

The R20 an hour minimum wage deal has been widely criticised, with one Fin24 user saying SA's leaders are buying buffaloes instead of funding education for poor black children.

FULL STATEMENT: Ramaphosa agreements on labour, minimum wage

2017-02-08 16:37

Read the full statement by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on the finalisation of agreements on labour stability and the national minimum wage.

R20 per hour minimum wage is ridiculous – Cosatu

2017-02-07 09:27

The minimum wage of R20 per hour agreed by parties at Nedlac will not make a dent in the lives of the poor, according to Cosatu.

PPC’s Chinese workers under scrutiny

2017-02-05 06:01

Inspections, meetings mark initial investigation by home affairs and labour, as well as NUM

Chamber of Mines negotiating in bad faith - union

2017-01-31 17:01

The Chamber of Mines is negotiating in bad faith after it backtracked on a decision about centralised negotiations, says trade union Solidarity.


'We are coming for you' - Gigaba to businesses employing illegal immigrants

2017-02-23 14:26

Unethical businesses that employ illegal immigrants are going to be dealt with harshly, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned.

March not aimed at kicking Gordhan out - Nehawu

2017-02-22 12:33

Nehawu's march to Parliament to hand over a list of demands to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has nothing to do with political infighting, says the union.

Inside Labour: Living wages versus poverty wages

2017-02-17 05:01

The demand for a living minimum wage is not a plea for charity but for workers to get back a bigger share of the wealth their labour creates, says Patrick Craven.

How government can enforce the minimum wage

2017-02-12 17:46

Government can introduce incentives or sanctions to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage agreement, says a researcher.

Inside Labour: State of the unions: lessons to be learned

2017-02-10 05:01

The reinstatement of a union's registrar has highlighted areas of deep concern to the labour movement, not the least being political interference, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: The state of the unions and union capture

2017-02-09 05:01

The case of union Ceppwawu being placed under curatorship provides a worrying insight into the state of the unions and the dangers of capture, says Terry Bell.

Numsa threatens shutdown over R20/hr wage deal

2017-02-08 14:33

Trade union Numsa says it plans to “mobilise” its 330 000 workers, who rejected the national wage agreement signed by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Facing the real state of nations

2017-02-07 05:01

We live in a time of uncertainty when demagogues and ambitious populists jockey for power with politicians desperate to cling on to challenged authority, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Let’s stop blaming “Illegal” workers

2017-02-03 05:01

Instead of demonising so-called illegal workers, unions should organise them and fight for their rights under the constitution and labour laws, says Patrick Craven.

No one wins in a strike - Numsa

2017-01-30 19:02

Numsa wants to reach an agreement in wage negotiations with bus employers before 9 February.

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