Bring back old school remuneration

2014-07-28 12:25

To keep small businesses going, it needs to slacken the regulations for small business, says a Fin24 user.

Lonmin to hit 80% of normal output soon

2014-07-25 13:30

Platinum producer Lonmin will lift production to 80% of normal levels by the end of its financial year in September as it recovers from a five-month strike.

Numsa wary of employers' 'unfettered powers'

2014-07-24 14:36

Numsa has expressed fears that an amendment by employers to the new wage offer will result in retrenchments or restructuring in the next three years.

Labour Wrap: No use blaming workers

2014-07-24 07:15

In his latest Labour Wrap, Terry Bell takes on Amplats and admits he was conservative in his estimate of the economic difficulties faced by low-income families.

Numsa takes latest pay offer to members

2014-07-23 11:54

Numsa has taken the latest pay offer to its members for approval in a fresh effort to end a three-week strike that has halted output at several car factories.

Union to court over illegal lockout

2014-07-22 05:00

Trade union Solidarity has launched an urgent application against an engineering company for unlawfully locking its non-striking members out of their workplace.

Labour department moots metals strike settlement

2014-07-21 15:39

The department of labour has made a proposal to end the wage strike in the metal sector, says union Numsa.

Metalworkers submit revised wage demand - union

2014-07-20 16:25

Labour unions representing metalworkers have submitted a lower wage demand to try to end the walkout battering SA, says a union representative.

Ousted Sadtu members to form new union

2014-07-19 19:02

Expelled and suspended members of the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union have resolved to form a trade union, according to a report.

Sactwu signs wage deal for wool sector

2014-07-18 12:57

The SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union has settled a wage dispute in the wool and mohair textiles sub-sector.

Telkom suspends restructuring - Solidarity

2014-07-18 07:43

Trade union Solidarity says Telkom has suspended its current restructuring and retrenchment process, after the two parties reached an agreement.

Labour Wrap: SA a nation wallowing in debt

2014-07-17 07:35

Debt - combined with the steadily rising cost of living - is a major reason for protracted and bitter strikes, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Clothing union settles wage negotiations

2014-07-16 19:28

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union has settled its wage negotiations in the non-woven textile sector.

Seifsa turns to bargaining council

2014-07-16 12:17

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa hopes to secure a wage settlement in the metal sector through the bargaining council.

Oliphant: Wage gap must be tackled

2014-07-15 21:11

There is an urgent need to decrease the wage gap between ordinary workers and executives, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Impala meets unions at Marula

2014-07-15 12:20

Impala Platinum is meeting trade unions at its Marula mine outside Burgersfort in Limpopo over organisational issues.

Numsa awaits employers' response

2014-07-14 20:54

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is waiting for employer body Seifsa to respond to its demand for a 10% wage increase, says the union.

Inside Labour

2014-07-11 07:20

The myth that too much breeding causes poverty must be laid to rest, says Terry Bell.

We will eat strikes, sleep protests

2014-07-10 11:30

A Fin24 user, who believes the country can afford protracted strikes, says "we will eat strikes and sleep protests".

SA showing effects of overpopulation

2014-07-10 11:04

Fin24 user Glyn Morgan says there is one subject that is NEVER broached and that is overpopulation.

Back pay due to returning workers

2014-07-07 14:21

A Fin24 user is concerned that some striking workers are not aware that they are due back pay when they return to work.

Urgency for higher wages intensifying

2014-07-07 07:12

A Fin24 user says it seems as if the urgency for higher wages is getting into a crescendo - with the government neutered through their Cosatu alliance.

Dismissal: What is fair and valid?

2014-07-07 07:12

A Fin24 user wants to know what is fair and valid in terms of the Labour Relations Act when it comes to dismissal based on operational requirements.

Are labour brokers fair to workers?

2014-07-04 11:49

Fin24 user Godfrey Hlazo wants to know what labour brokers' job is, and if they are fair to the employees.

Govt's e-tolls, price hikes fuel strikes

2014-07-04 11:04

A Fin24 user has laid the blame for ongoing strikes squarely at the government's door, which he says is responsible for price increases.


SANDF accused of HIV discrimination

2014-07-28 08:43

The SA National Defence Force is being taken to court for allegedly discriminating against HIV-positive members and new recruits, according to a report.

Ramaphosa hints at strike law reforms

2014-07-24 16:22

South Africa should adjust labour laws so union members have to vote before striking, according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Bring back old school remuneration - SME owner

2014-07-24 09:14

If South Africa wants to keep small businesses going, it needs to slacken the regulations for small business and the union foothold, says a Fin24 user.

Unions: Serving workers or own gains?

2014-07-24 03:15

Because the Cosatu unions are part of the ANC-led alliance, they are under pressure to toe the political line even when it contradicts their positions, says Terry Bell.

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.

Aquarius Platinum reaches wage deals

2014-07-21 17:05

Aquarius Platinum says it has reached separate three-year wage deals with unions relating to members at its Kroondal operation.

Neasa rejects strike settlement proposal

2014-07-21 13:32

A deal cannot be made just for the sake of ending the metal strike as long-term consequences also need to be considered, says employer body Neasa.

SA union war follows old pattern on new turf

2014-07-20 13:51

When a wildcat strike hit Impala Platinum's Marula mine in Limpopo, union leaders there had no idea it was coming.

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.

NUM 'disgusted' by R200m loan for Tsogo execs

2014-07-18 08:48

The National Union of Mineworkers says it was not was necessary for Tsogo Sun to empower five rich individuals by awarding them a R200m loan.

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.

Strike should create workers party - Wasp

2014-07-16 17:56

The metal sector strike should be more political and pave the way for a workers party, says the Workers and Socialist Party.

SA among top countries for temporary work

2014-07-16 05:00

South Africa ranks 11th out of 75 countries regarding the relative ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining its contingent workforce, according to an index.

How apt is centralised bargaining?

2014-07-15 15:14

Is centralised bargaining still appropriate or is it a relic of apartheid? Follow this lively debate.

Implats denies Cosatu claims

2014-07-15 05:00

Impala Platinum has denied Cosatu's claims that NUM members are not being granted access to the company's North West operations.

Pension laws not clear on strike - lawyer

2014-07-12 10:27

Companies are uncertain whether they are legally compelled to maintain pension contributions on behalf of striking workers, a labour lawyer says.

Labour Wrap: Something's gotta give

2014-07-10 13:40

There is much greater awareness among the general public that labour unrest will be around until something changes, says Terry Bell in his weekly Labour Wrap.

Transport for shift work: Who's responsible?

2014-07-10 11:17

A Fin24 user seeks clarity on who should provide transport for overnight work.

Retail workers also get short-changed

2014-07-10 10:19

Fin24 user Claude du Toit laments the lot of retail workers and wants to know how they can also get "perks".

Wage deals and inflation

2014-07-07 14:05

A Fin24 user enquires about how wage deals are determined in the face of rising inflation, over time.

Labour situation fascinating, scary

2014-07-07 07:12

Fin24 user Hannes Piek says he finds the whole labour situation rather fascinating as well as scary.

Why demands for higher pay won't stop

2014-07-06 10:03

Fin24 user Raymond Tloloane says the demands for higher salaries will not stop until the tendency of enriching and benefiting the few is looked at.

Employer worries about strike violence

2014-07-04 11:30

Fin24 user Ian Smart, who is an employer, says he recognises the right to strike for a reasonable wage, but warns of loss of life if no common ground is found.

US job growth surges

2014-07-03 16:06

US employment growth has jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was moving forward after a big slump.

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