ARTICLES RELATING TO LABOUR

Vavi slams unions for failing workers

2014-08-29 21:04

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at the country's trade unions for not meeting workers' needs and placing too much focus on politics.

New minister aims for 35-hour week: France

2014-08-28 13:39

France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has run into trouble with trade unions for suggesting companies could be allowed exemptions to the 35-hour week.

CCMA - for or against employers?

2014-08-28 08:41

The parties who are subjected to most intimidation at the CCMA are small employers, in a system biased against all employers, says a Fin24 user.

Labour Wrap: A cure for prejudice

2014-08-28 07:40

The “lies, damned lies” aphorism is a warning to all of us to apply critical analysis to everything, says Terry Bell in his Labour Wrap.

Prasa warns of shutting Metrorail services

2014-08-22 05:00

Continued violent attacks on Western Cape trains may force the Passenger Rail Agency of SA to suspend services, says CEO Mosenngwa Mofi.

Labour Wrap: No strike is illegal

2014-08-21 07:37

It has taken a group of soapie actors to highlight the plight of casual and contract workers, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

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.

Hope for end to clothing wage dispute

2014-08-15 17:28

The wage dispute in the clothing and textile sector could soon be settled, a major step in avoiding a strike by 80 000 workers, says Sactwu.

Strikes cost SA 13 million workdays this year

2014-08-14 12:15

SA has lost over 13 million workdays this year due to industrial action, causing economic role players to be cautious in decision making, warns an economist.

Dealing with sexual harassment at work

2014-08-09 10:43

With the job market tougher than ever before, many sexually harassed victims find themselves reluctantly allowing it to continue just to keep their jobs.

Is strike action a mandate to extort?

2014-08-08 22:51

A Fin24 user believes that the entrenchment of the rights for workers is a form of monopoly.

Numsa must deal with its impotence - Neasa

2014-08-08 11:14

Numsa is resorting to desperate measures and misinformation to hide its impotence to deal with the lock-out, says Neasa.

Labour Wrap: Women must step forward

2014-08-07 07:31

Equal work for equal pay has become law in South Africa this week, but there's a but, says Terry Bell in his weekly Labour Wrap.

Half a plate of food - good or bad?

2014-08-06 16:14

A Fin24 wants Terry Bell to focus on half a plate of food and communism is his next Labour Wrap.

Numsa withdraws application against Neasa

2014-08-05 15:24

Union Numsa has withdrawn its urgent application against employer body Neasa relating to its lock-out in the metal industry.

Neasa not fazed by Numsa, Cosatu threats

2014-07-31 10:52

The National Employers' Association of South Africa says it is not fazed or intimidated by Numsa and Cosatu's threats against its members.

NUM signs wage agreement with Kumba

2014-07-31 09:31

The National Union of Mineworkers has signed a three-year wage deal with Kumba Iron Ore, says the union.

Employee confidence down - union

2014-07-30 21:41

Employee confidence as measured by Solidarity's Labour Market Index has declined substantially in the second quarter of this year, says the trade union.

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.

Fraud probe against estate agency, CCMA official

2014-07-29 11:45

A fraud case is being investigated against an estate agency and a CCMA commissioner for allegedly colluding to dismiss a man, reports Beeld.

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.

 

Post Office strike causes ripple effect

2014-08-29 11:55

A strike by South African Post Office part-time and casual workers has caused major issues for people trying to send and receive post.

Implats reviewing options to restore profits

2014-08-28 09:54

Impala Platinum has posted a drop in earnings after most of its SA operations had been hit by a wage strike and it is reviewing options to restore profits.

Breaking free from labour laws

2014-08-28 08:14

A Fin24 user thinks mechanisation or treating an employee as a business within a business is the answer breaking the chains of labour laws.

No strike is illegal statement challenged

2014-08-22 18:22

A Fin24 user challenges Terry Bell on his statement: "There is nothing like an illegal strike".

'Time to stand up' against disruptive protests

2014-08-21 14:02

It is time for all community leaders, unions and business organisations to stand together to expose disruptive protest action, according to a business chamber.

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: 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.

High wages a threat to SME sustainability?

2014-08-14 09:41

A Fin24 user is weighing up the sustainability of a small business against the demand for high wages.

'Dice loaded against the employer'

2014-08-09 06:30

A Fin24 user, an employer, alleges that bodies like the CCMA have become legalised entities to extort money from employers.

Unions sign wage deals with Eskom

2014-08-08 17:46

Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers have signed two-year wage agreement with Eskom that will see pay rises of 8.5% over the next two years.

Inside Labour: Women who gave us a charter for all

2014-08-08 06:22

Sixty years ago SA women demanded full equality for all people, irrespective of race, colour, creed or gender.

Half a plate debate

2014-08-06 16:44

A Fin24 user wants the next Labour Wrap to focus on half a plate of food and communism.

Union gives clothing employers an ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:46

Clothing and textile union Sactwu has given employers seven days to decide on a wage settlement agreement.

Vavi: Metal bosses greedy

2014-08-03 09:58
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Employers in the engineering and metals sector who refuse to sign a wage deal are greedy, says Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Protest over Grabouw school construction jobs

2014-07-31 10:48

Protesters in Grabouw have blocked access to a school construction site, angry that local contractors and sub-contractors were not involved in the R55m project.

Labour Wrap: Dangerous games

2014-07-31 07:41

The National Employers Association is playing a potentially risky game, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Cosatu threatens metal firms in W Cape

2014-07-30 19:01

Companies continuing to lock out workers in the metal industry in the Western Cape will see their companies closed down by Cosatu, says the union.

SA must change 'crazy' labour laws

2014-07-29 21:30

The country’s "crazy" labour legislation unfortunately prevents millions of people from getting jobs, says Woolworths non-executive chair Simon Susman.

Eleven months' maternity leave wanted - report

2014-07-29 10:02
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Trade unions and non-govermental organisations have called for 11 months' maternity leave for mothers, reports The Times.

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.

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