Zwelinzima Vavi's bold message on SA's newest federation

2017-03-24 21:45

The labour movement in South Africa is poised for change and political and business leaders better tighten their seat belts, says Zwelinzima Vavi.

Labour strike hits Harmony's Kusasalethu mine

2017-03-23 10:03

Harmony Gold says workers at its Kusasalethu mine have embarked on an illegal strike, following disciplinary procedures against 40 employees.

City of Cape Town to try flexi-time, work from home, to reduce gridlock

2017-03-22 14:29

The City of Cape Town will introduce flexi-hours and an option for working from home for some employees, in an attempt to reduce the city's infamous rush-hour gridlock.

Numsa's RAF claims 'ludicrous', demands 'unreasonable'

2017-03-17 14:52

The Road Accident Fund says union Numsa's claims that is in a "shambles" are "ludicrous", and maintains its reasons for embarking on a strike are unreasonable and without merit.

RAF 'in shambles', say striking Numsa workers

2017-03-16 15:08

Union Numsa says striking Road Accident Fund workers will take to the streets to air their grievances and hand over a memorandum to the Department of Transport in Pretoria.

Federation ready to roll

2017-03-12 06:02

The New Trade Union Federation, spearheaded by leaders expelled from labour federation Cosatu, this week released lists of its signed-up members as well as potential future affiliates, already making it the country’s second-largest labour grouping.

Inside labour: Split shift proposal is 'irresponsible and dangerous'

2017-03-10 07:04

Living conditions can be bought with decent wages, but working conditions are another matter and in the bus transport sector, can have wide-ranging consequences, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Bus safety concerns us all

2017-03-09 05:00

Unions deserve widespread support in their drive to ensure safe working conditions and avoid 16-hour shifts for bus drivers now in deadlocked talks, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Workers must unite against xenophobia

2017-03-03 05:00

Far from solving problems, attacks on foreigners open the way for even more exploitation by employers who like nothing better than a divided working class, says Patrick Craven.

Cosatu accepts minimum wage

2017-03-02 15:42

Cosatu has accepted government's minimum wage of R3 500 per month, calling it a “step forward for the country”.


Inside Labour: Crucial role for unions in human rights

2017-03-24 05:02

If the unions wish to arrest their decline, they must fight for the rights of the more than 50% in a fundamentally wealthy country who remain mired in poverty, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Unions, democracy and human rights

2017-03-23 05:02

"Union fatigue" can be countered by paying more than lip service to organising the currently unorganised and providing a proper service to all unionists, says Terry Bell.

The lot of our children is labour not school

2017-03-19 06:01

A new survey reveals how labour activities take precedence over schooling.

Inside Labour: New federation must fight to stop new age of barbarism

2017-03-16 16:11

If workers cannot turn the tide and fight back against their appalling conditions of life, we shall slide into a new age of barbarism, warns Patrick Craven.

Insourcing at universities: uneven progress

2017-03-15 11:16

Only one university in the Western Cape has brought all workers onto its payroll, despite all four universities beginning debates on insourcing in 2015.

Know your labour law before advertising jobs, Gumtree advises employers

2017-03-10 19:50

Gumtree South Africa has urged employers to familiarise themselves with the labour law and recent changes to minimum wage, before advertising a position on their site.

Wanted: 'Nice-smelling domestic' for R2 000 a month

2017-03-09 19:49

A Cape Town family has defended its advert for a pleasant-smelling domestic worker who will be paid less than the minimum wage to work seven days a week, and who has to hand over her passport.

Fedusa guns for double-digit wage hikes

2017-03-06 18:34

Wage negotiating during the course of this year will start above inflation, vows the Federation of Unions of South Africa.

Ramaphosa welcomes Cosatu endorsement of minimum wage

2017-03-02 19:21

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by COSATU of the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour.

Job and wage insecurity persist - Solidarity

2017-02-27 21:00

Weak wage growth, retrenchments in certain sectors and persistent job and wage insecurity are still dragging down SA’s score on the Solidarity Labour Market index.

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