We are failing our youth

2017-08-20 06:00

New approaches must be taken to fight unemployment among young people, or the consequences will be dire.

Herding cattle in urban Gauteng for R1 500 a month

2017-08-16 08:47

Six days a week Mxolisi Zondo works herding livestock, applying skills learned in rural KwaZulu-Natal, in the busy Gauteng township of Kwathema.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng fails to show up for court case

2017-08-15 12:02

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has failed to appear in the Labour Court in Johannesburg to answer as to why he should not be held personally liable for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC8 journalists.

Google gender memo: From intern to pariah

2017-08-09 17:30

In the course of just a few days, the Google engineer fired over his 3 300-word memo on gender differences and the tech industry has become a rallying point for almost everyone: a pariah to some, a martyr to others.

Sibanye Gold job losses could total 10 200 - union

2017-08-06 15:58

Trade union Solidarity has joined the chorus of those expressing shock and disappointed at the jobs bloodbath expected in the mining industry.

Inside Labour: Same, same in SA - only much messier

2017-08-04 06:00

Relations between the ANC-led alliance and the labour movement provide an apparent parallel to those of 30 years ago, says Terry Bell.

CPUT agrees to insource its workers

2017-08-03 07:12

Following a week of student-worker protests, Cape Peninsula University of Technology has agreed to insource its workers.

NUM preparing to fight as retrenchment toll rises

2017-07-31 15:54

The National Union of Mineworkers is gearing up for a fight against both mining companies and the government, amid increasing retrenchments at South Africa's mines.

Inside Labour: Statistics, labour and the Zuma no-confidence vote

2017-07-28 06:00

A labour survey, to be released on the same day as the vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma, will give a far more accurate reflection of most South Africans' reality, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Gigaba's 14-point recipe for conflict

2017-07-20 06:01

The plan announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to “take the country out of recession” will instead exacerbate tensions between government and the unions, says Terry Bell.


Numsa threatens to strike at SAA Technical

2017-08-17 16:01

The National Union of Metalworkers condemns what it calls attempts by SAA Technical to intimidate and frustrate the union.

The spectre of Marikana still looms large

2017-08-16 05:00

Five years after the bloody Marikana massacre, calls for justice for not just the victims' families but for mining communities generally will only grow louder, says Terry Bell.

Mathunjwa slams mines, Zwane over 'jobs bloodbath'

2017-08-10 15:12

AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa has slammed mining companies and the Department of Mineral Resources over the current jobs bloodbath in the sector.

Call for corruption probe 23 years after 280 Midrand workers axed

2017-08-07 10:59

A "scathing" memorandum recommends an investigation into “the probable misappropriation” of pension fund money owing to 280 Midrand municipality workers who were fired 23 years ago.

Don't test us, police warn as 10111 strike resumes

2017-08-04 11:02

National police have warned the public not to "test" the 10111 call centre, as operators started striking again.

NUM lashes out at jobs 'blackmail' of mining firms

2017-08-03 20:12

The National Union of Mineworkers is deeply worried about the possible retrenchments of thousands of workers at Sibanye Gold's operations in South Africa.

Labour Wrap: Back to a messier Square One

2017-08-03 06:00

The current relationship between the ANC and its alliance partners seems to parallel the situation that existed 30 and more years ago, says Terry Bell.

NUM to march against AngloGold’s retrenchment plans

2017-07-31 09:04

The National Union of Mineworkers will embark on a protest march against AngloGold Ashanti, after the miner announced it will retrench 8 500 workers at two of its operations.

Inside Labour: The bigger picture of patronage and corruption

2017-07-20 16:06

As unions fight to stop SA slipping deeper into the mire, they should bear in mind that political will is needed to tackle corruption and patronage-fuelled incompetence, says Terry Bell.

Breakthrough for Midrand workers - report

2017-07-18 16:43

A draft “integrity report” drawn up by a Johannesburg City Council official has found that 280 Midrand workers sacked more than 22 years ago “seem to have a valid claim” about details of their dismissal.

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