United labour front could bring real change

2014-10-02 07:22

Although the labour movement can bring about needed alternative economic policies, nothing has been put forward in almost two decades, says Terry Bell.

Nehawu to march for better health service

2014-10-01 18:05

Trade union Nehawu will march for improved service delivery and better working conditions in the health sector, it says.

Alleged racist employer to know fate next month

2014-09-26 14:40

A Cape Town man, accused of the racial abuse and assault of a domestic worker, will know on 24 October whether he will pay damages of R100 000 in a case before the Equality Court.

Labour dept probing worker’s death

2014-09-25 12:22

The Gauteng labour department is probing the death of a worker at Rheinmetall Denel Munition in Boksburg, on the East Rand.

Neasa in court over wage agreement

2014-09-25 11:40

Neasa has lodged an urgent application in the Labour Court to stop the extension of the metals industry wage agreement to non-signatories.

Private hospital staff: We are money-making slaves

2014-09-21 14:07

Private hospital staff have added their voice to the lively debate on the high cost of private hospital care.

Neasa to lodge urgent application on wages

2014-09-18 13:52

The National Employers’ Association of South Africa wants to lodge an urgent application in the Labour Court to stop the extension of a wage agreement.

Contract ends: When should we get paid?

2014-09-18 04:10

A Fin24 user is questioning the time of pay-out after contract termination.

Clothing union signs wage agreement

2014-09-16 08:31

A new wage agreement which would benefit about 80 000 clothing workers nationally has been signed, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

Labour Wrap: Who's behind attack on Madonsela?

2014-09-11 07:45

Terry Bell discusses the root of the seemingly paranoid attack on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, which he says is nothing new.

Employers plead for less meddling in wages

2014-09-05 18:13

A national minimum wage, if set at a level employers cannot afford, will lead to job losses, an employers association says.

Ramaphosa: Drop the word dispute from labour law

2014-09-05 13:50

The word "dispute" must be removed from the vocabulary in labour-related matters, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.


Ex-Cape Times editor files papers in court

2014-09-27 07:00

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has filed papers in the Labour Court following her dismissal.

How heritage got roasted

2014-09-26 07:01

We should question why our diverse communities are so grossly unequal, says Terry Bell.

Cape municipal workers to strike again

2014-09-25 12:11

Cape Town municipal workers plan to resume a strike next month, claiming managers have ignored their grievances, says Samwu regional chair Jonathan Krakri.

Inequality is the real diversity

2014-09-25 09:08

Carnivore commercialism has taken over Heritage Day and dumbed it down to be little more than pap, wors, chops and mielies on the braai, says Terry Bell.

Strike fallout impacts white collar workers too

2014-09-18 14:51

The prolonged platinum mining strikes may also have set a new precedent, with many white collar employees now demanding salary increases, says a business owner.

Call to attach property of Khulubuse, Zondwa

2014-09-18 11:08

Cosatu has called on the sheriff of the court to attach the property of Khulubuse Zuma, Zondwa Mandela and other directors of the liquidated Aurora mine.

South Sudan sets limits on foreign workers

2014-09-16 20:00

South Sudan will from next month require that companies and non-government organisations employ locals.

Manamela: Policy to focus on jobless youth

2014-09-15 21:30

The review of the national youth policy will focus on the unskilled and unemployed coloured and black youth, says Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela.

Act to extend domestic workers' rights

2014-09-06 20:06

Domestic workers are on the verge of being covered by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Employers plead for less wage interference

2014-09-05 16:07

A national minimum wage, if set at a level employers cannot afford, will lead to job losses and increased poverty, says employers association Neasa.

Saudi Arabia cushions labour reform

2014-09-04 16:40

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training.

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.

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