Glencore mine closure not good news - union

2015-01-30 11:32

Glencore's intention to retrench over 1 000 employees at its Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga is disappointing, according to union Uasa.

Many could lose jobs at Glencore mine

2015-01-29 17:49

More than 1 000 people will be without work if some operations at Optimum Coal Mine in Mpumalanga close due to financial hardship, says Glencore.

Labour Wrap: Getting to grips with definitions

2015-01-29 07:55

When China is referred to as “state-directed capitalism” at Davos, while labour sees it as “socialist” and business as “communist”, it's time to go back to basics.

Strike on the cards for Comair cabin crew

2015-01-26 10:57

A strike certificate has been issued to Solidarity after salary negotiations with Comair broke down, the trade union says.

French union, employer talks fail

2015-01-23 12:45

French trade unions and employer groups have failed to reach an agreement in a final bid to spur job creation in a moribund market.

Labour Wrap: WEF - problem or solution?

2015-01-22 07:28

Davos is a venue where politicians and power brokers are wined, dined, bribed and bullied to pursue policies that suit the corporate world, says Terry Bell.

Efforts continue to end Northam strike

2015-01-20 07:31

Union NUM will present its members at Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo with a proposal to end their strike in a 'tedious engagement', says the union.

KZN health CFO fails to save job

2015-01-19 12:47

The chief financial officer of the KwaZulu-Natal's health department has failed in his bid to prevent the head of the department from dismissing him.

French truckers plan blocks as wage talks loom

2015-01-18 19:00

French truck drivers plan on blockages to disrupt traffic on key roads starting from Sunday evening as union members say they are preparing for a tough fight.

Northam Platinum strike to continue - NUM

2015-01-16 14:12

A wildcat strike will continue at Northam Platinum after workers decided at a mass meeting to stay away.

NUM to hold mass meeting on Northam strike

2015-01-15 10:17

The National Union of Mineworkers will hold a mass meeting with its members who are on a wildcat strike at Northam Platinum.

Numsa denies surrender to Neasa

2015-01-14 21:00

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has denied claims that it has given in to Neasa's 2014 demands.

Northam Platinum hit by wildcat strike

2015-01-14 11:03

Workers have downed tools in a wildcat strike at a Northam Platinum mine in Limpopo, says the company.

Protect tripartite alliance, Zuma urges

2015-01-10 18:34

ANC members have a duty to protect the integrity of the ANC tripartite alliance, President Jacob Zuma has told tens of thousands of ruling party supporters.

New minimum wage for cleaning sector

2015-01-07 15:15

The minimum wage for South Africa's contract cleaning sector has risen in metropolitan and local council areas, the labour department says.

Nzimande slams attempts to split Cosatu

2015-01-06 15:00

The "multi-pronged offensive" to divide the Congress of SA Trade Union is counter-revolutionary, says SA Communist Party general secretary Blade Nzimande.

Growth too slow to solve SA goals - economist

2014-12-30 07:42

Growth is too slow to solve SA’s developmental problems, but the more immediate question is if it is actually “low” or if it is all that South Africa is capable of at this point.

FAQs about birth

2014-12-19 08:09

Dr Martin Puzey, answers questions about birth from epidurals to false labour.

FAQs about birth

2014-12-18 11:03

Dr Martin Puzey, gynaecologist and obstetrician answers questions about birth from epidurals to false labour and more.

Labour Wrap: May majority will prevail

2014-12-18 07:35

In his last Labour Wrap of 2014, Terry Bell looks back over what he maintains was perhaps the most turbulent and taxing year in the past 20.

Three big threats to SA economy - chamber

2014-12-16 09:20

Government, in collaboration with the private sector, should deal effectively with the three biggest threats to the economy in 2015, urges a business chamber.

Numsa's United Front launch on hold

2014-12-11 19:08

Numsa will no longer launch its United Front this weekend, as originally planned, but would hold an assembly, said general secretary Irvin Jim.

Super union calls for boycott of some Israeli goods

2014-12-10 14:17

The UNI Global Union has resolved at its world congress in Cape Town to call for a boycott of all products produced in the territories illegally occupied by Israel.

Vavi: Boardroom fights don't help workers

2014-12-09 13:48

Endless boardroom fights have nothing to do with advancing workers'interests "when Rome is burning", says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi: Cosatu no political conveyor belt

2014-12-09 10:59

It would be over his dead body that Cosatu would become a political conveyor belt, says Zwelinzima Vavi, embattled general secretary of Cosatu.


Inside Labour: Back to basics

2015-01-30 07:45

SA labour needs to focus on real issues rather than bandying about empty rhetoric and slogans, says Terry Bell

German union stages warning strikes

2015-01-29 13:15

Thousands of engineering workers on night shift across Germany have walked out over a wage dispute, says Germany's biggest trade union.

Dasnois papers: Survé made rants and threats

2015-01-28 16:59

Former Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois has revealed details of Iqbal Survé’s “rants and threats” at her disciplinary hearing last year.

France plans labour reform bill

2015-01-26 10:00

The French government will use legislation to reform rules on worker representation after talks between trade unions and employer groups ended without agreement.

Inside Labour: Entrenched inequality at the WEF

2015-01-23 07:40

The Davos extravaganza is a slick public relations exercise and certainly not a UN-style interdisciplinary institution, says Terry Bell.

End of the Davos Man, says labour union leader

2015-01-20 08:00

A rising force of organisations seeking change in the unequal balance of wealth and income distribution in the world will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Lufthansa, cabin crew seek mediation

2015-01-19 19:30

Lufthansa and cabin crew have agreed to mediation in their dispute over retirement benefits, the airline and trade union UFO says.

Striking NUM to meet Northam Platinum

2015-01-19 09:34

The National Union of Mineworkers will meet with Northam Platinum in a bid to end a wildcat strike at the company's Zondereinde mine.

NUM to hold mass meeting on Northam strike

2015-01-16 14:12

The National Union of Mineworkers will hold a mass meeting with its members who are on a wildcat strike at Northam Platinum.

Northam Platinum strike to continue - NUM

2015-01-15 17:40

A wildcat strike will continue at Northam Platinum after workers decided at a mass meeting to stay away.

Labour Wrap: 2015: Time for a reality check

2015-01-15 07:17

SA must come to terms with further load shedding and the jobless total being swelled by thousands of school leavers, says Terry Bell in his first Labour Wrap for 2015.

Northam miners want CEO removed

2015-01-14 14:21

Striking miners at Northam Platinum want the company CEO Paul Dunne removed for what they say are unfair hiring and firing practices.

'Abuse of imbalance of power' in labour dealings

2015-01-13 12:17

The National Employers’ Association of South Africa says it deplores what it calls the abuse of the imbalance of power by big business.

US payrolls rise, unemployment falls to 5.6%

2015-01-09 17:15

US job growth increased briskly in December, further strengthening the economy's fundamentals and opening the door wider to an interest rate increase.

India's coal miners on strike

2015-01-06 10:09

Five major unions of mine workers at state-run Coal India have begun what they said could be their biggest ever strike.

Gucci to check Chinese suppliers

2014-12-22 21:00

Gucci will strengthen controls on its suppliers after a television programme showed Chinese employees working more than their official hours.

Silver linings to dark global clouds

2014-12-19 07:12

SA labour seems to have a growing sense of living in a system well beyond its sell-by date, says Terry Bell in his final Inside Labour column this year.

FAQs about birth

2014-12-18 10:18

Dr Martin Puzey, gynaecologist and obstetrician answers questions about birth from epidurals to false labour and more.

Kasrils: UF revival of real mass struggle

2014-12-16 11:08

The United Front will help "shake up" the political landscape and revive a real mass struggle for real socio-economic change, says Ronnie Kasrils.

Numsa loses Concourt appeal

2014-12-12 12:21

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Numsa's appeal of a Labour Appeal Court order in an unfair dismissal case.

Labour Wrap: A race to the bottom

2014-12-11 07:45

The four-day world congress of the UNI Global Union has highlighted the fact that “business as usual” in a globalised world will no longer be tolerated.

Vavi: Battle for soul of Cosatu

2014-12-09 15:57

Attempts to divide and split the trade union movement amounts to the crime of treason against the working class, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi: Union leaders need a wake up call

2014-12-09 11:59

Union leaders need to be in touch with an increasingly desperate workforce, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Firing KFC team over theft was legal

2014-12-09 09:25

The Durban Labour Court has ruled that it was legal to fire a team working at KFC after stock disappeared, according to a report.

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