Inside Labour: A looming winter of discontent

2017-06-23 05:00

Public sector unions across the labour spectrum are preparing for pay and benefits talks as at least 10% of the 1.3 million designated public sector jobs remain vacant, says Terry Bell.

Municipal workers' 23-year saga nears its end

2017-06-21 10:24

Delegates representing the Midrand municipal workers sacked nearly 23 years ago will meet with human resources personnel to review the official file of their claimed unfair dismissal.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge dismissal - lawyer

2017-06-14 17:14

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends challenging his dismissal, his lawyer Zola Majavu has said.

How to create jobs in the age of robots and low growth

2017-06-13 12:58

Unless societies change their approach to growth and development, they will face massive unemployment, writes political professor Lorenzo Fioramonti.

Hlaudi Motsoeneng suffers another defeat

2017-06-12 11:23

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng has been found guilty in an internal disciplinary hearing, a reliable source close to the hearings has told News24.

Municipal workers hopeful of settlement after 22 years

2017-06-09 12:20

A group of former Midrand municipal workers say they are finally in sight of a settlement about claims of unfair dismissal and of being deprived of pension monies owed to them.

Strike action looms at Home Affairs after talks collapse

2017-06-08 19:10

The Public Servants Association of South Africa is gearing up for a strike after a dispute to change the work week from 5 to 6 days without any additional compensation.

SARS group executive rubbishes former spokesperson's claims

2017-06-06 19:23

South African Revenue Service group executive Luther Lebelo has dismissed claims that the leaking of information to the public was never investigated.

Slower hiring, unemployment drop give mixed US labour signs

2017-06-02 15:20

The US labour market has given mixed signals in May, with a decline in the unemployment rate to a 16-year low contrasting with below-forecast hiring.

Inside Labour: Time for labour to put principle into practice

2017-06-02 05:00

With an apparent groundswell among rank and file union members and citizens in general to see principles put into practice, there is still room for optimism. says Terry Bell.


Labour Wrap: Public sector set for tough pay talks

2017-06-22 05:00

Unions should highlight the hypocrisy of a government that claims to support job creation while freezing vacancies in the public service, says Terry Bell.

Companies Tribunal to hear case on SAA chair Dudu Myeni

2017-06-19 05:26

The Companies Tribunal is set to hold a hearing on whether Dudu Myeni acted in a delinquent manner in her capacity as director of the SAA board.

SEE: Top excuses for taking a day off from work

2017-06-13 19:19

A new survey has unveiled some of the leading excuses used by workers who fancy a day off from work. Some sound pretty genuine.

40% of SA workers plan on 'pulling a sickie' this winter - survey

2017-06-12 15:06

A combination of miserable weather and the expected spate of colds and flu in winter makes June and July the most popular months to take a duvet day, a survey shows.

Inside Labour: Political will still in the dustbins

2017-06-11 06:00

Back to basics. Organise the unorganised. These are the current mantras of much of the labour movement and they were brought into sharp focus this week.

Inside Labour: Weather, workers and a green revolution

2017-06-09 06:00

Terry Bell looks at how the weather has affected the 'most poorly paid entrepreneurial labourers', the scrap collectors, and the potential of a 'green revolution'.

Labour Wrap: Weather, workers and getting back to basics

2017-06-08 05:00

Scrap collectors, who scavenge through rubbish to salvage plastic and cardboard, are the hardest working and most poorly paid of entrepreneurial workers, says Terry Bell.

Worry over SA's stubborn unemployment rate

2017-06-04 10:47

Government policy, with an increasing focus on radical economic transformation, is inhibiting strong employment, warns trade union Solidarity.

Bodies pile up as Durban mortuary strike halted by court

2017-06-02 13:45

Forensic pathology laboratory assistants working at one of three mortuaries in Durban have been ordered to desist from their illegal strike, which has resulted in post mortems grinding to a halt and bodies piling up.

Labour Wrap: The super satire that is South Africa

2017-06-01 08:10

The latest Cosatu Central Committee Meeting epitomised the confusion that reigns as reality now seems to supersede even the wildest imagination, says Terry Bell.

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