Inside Labour: Privarisation: don't blame the companies

2016-06-24 08:13

Private firms pick up anything lucrative on offer as governments try to offload service delivery obligations because they are obliged to do so, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Privatisation - don’t blame the companies

2016-06-23 09:19

Companies that cash in on government tenders to provide essential public services are merely doing what they are legally compelled to do, says Terry Bell.

Labour calls for cap on salaries of high earners

2016-06-21 17:22

Labour unions have asked President Jacob Zuma to make good on a promise to cap high income earners' salaries, saying a new wage policy should address wage inequality.

Zuma urges labour to work with government

2016-06-21 13:18

President Jacob Zuma has praised organised labour and business for working with government to avert a ratings downgrade, and urged continued cooperation.

Numsa, ex-spokesperson settle unfair dismissal suit

2016-06-17 20:05

Former Numsa spokesperson Castro Ngobese and the union have reached a settlement after he challenged its decision to fire him for absenteeism.

Inside Labour: Glimmers of hope in the growing gloom

2016-06-10 07:00

South Africans should become constructively involved in managing their own lives and rally to the banner of the Bill of Rights, says Terry Bell.

UK labour missing in Brexit action

2016-06-09 14:35

A televised debate between Boris Johnson and labour law maker will put the main opposition party's first chance to challenge Brexit stance from Conservatives.

SA needs advanced industrial relations, fast

2016-06-06 12:16

With the rise of automation, the relationship between local companies and workers needs an overhaul on a fundamental level.

Newspaper report on Yengeni is 'without substance' - ANC

2016-06-05 21:14

The office of the ANC Chief Whip has dismissed a newspaper report alleging that labour portfolio committee chairperson Lumka Yengeni violated labour laws.

Inside Labour: The education crisis and the need for political will

2016-06-03 07:49

Sadtu's denial and generalised accusations about the "posts for sale" scandal merely makes it easier for union bashers to sound reasonable, says Terry Bell.


Tension resurface between Nehawu and Parliament management

2016-06-23 16:01

Parliament's Nehawu members have walked out of a meeting with management as tensions between employees and management resurfaced.

1 000 workers to be insourced at UCT

2016-06-22 13:51

About 1 000 formerly outsourced workers will be put on the University of Cape Town's payroll as of July 1, vice chancellor Max Price has announced.

Nehawu members disrupt Parliament meeting, demand action on salaries

2016-06-21 15:55

Parliament's secretary Gengezi Mgidlana will not be allowed to address workers until he deals with issues affecting employees, says Nehawu.

Miracle needed at Zuma, labour talk shop

2016-06-20 21:00

It will be something of a miracle if any serious conclusion is reached at the meeting between President Jacob Zuma and leaders of the labour caucus, says Terry Bell.

Mediator, envoy sent to intervene in singing firefighters' pay battle

2016-06-12 08:34

A mediator from Working on Fire has been sent to Canada by Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa to assist in resolving the pay dispute involving a team of firefighters, the department says.

'Our livelihoods, traditions are under threat' - Langebaan net-fishers

2016-06-09 16:47

South Africa’s only traditional fishers, recognised as fully dependent on net-fishing for survival, are challenging a condition preventing them from accessing part of the Langebaan lagoon on the West Coast.

Where do South Africa's richest and poorest residents live?

2016-06-07 21:08

The Eastern Cape’s Alfred Nzo district municipality has the poorest residents in the country, while Johannesburg has the richest, according to an SAIRR study.

Worker exodus on EU’s fringe turns after 25 years

2016-06-06 12:13

The outpouring of workers from the Baltic region since the demise of communism may be approaching its end.

NUM to demand 20% wage hike at Amplats - document

2016-06-03 14:30

Union NUM will demand a wage increase of 20% per year for the next two years in upcoming talks with Anglo American Platinum, according to an internal document.

Labour Wrap: The danger in mythologising the past

2016-06-02 07:07

Where corruption exists in education, it must be honestly confronted to ensure that SA has competent teachers organised into accountable unions, says Terry Bell.

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