SA’s 7 top challenges in the next 20 years

2014-04-23 09:49

South Africa has made massive strides to improve the lives of millions of citizens but there are seven key challenges the country must tackle in the next 20 years.

Expel those destroying Cosatu - Nehawu

2014-04-07 19:57

The Congress of SA Trade Unions must expel those who are tearing it apart so that it can begin the process of rebuilding itself, says union Nehawu.

Inside Labour: No normal strike

2014-04-04 07:44

Critical lessons must learned if mining is to be stabilised, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Unanswered questions

2014-03-28 07:43

The labour ministry must end its silence on industrial tragedies, says Terry Bell.

Police appealing AA ruling

2014-03-20 08:41

The Constitutional Court will hear an application by the SA Police Service for leave to appeal against a ruling on affirmative action.

Zuma: We have created more jobs

2014-03-13 08:19

A lot of work has been done to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality since 2009, says President Jacob Zuma.

Inside Labour

2014-03-07 09:12

Many women still have no real choices and little to celebrate, says Terry Bell.

Cops out in force for Amcu march

2014-03-06 11:18

A large police contingent has been deployed to monitor the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march in Pretoria.

Make election days non-trading public holidays - Cosatu

2014-02-27 14:20

Cosatu has called for election days to be declared non-trading public holidays in order to allow all workers to vote.

Real jobs the solution - Cosatu

2014-02-15 09:10

A transformed economy and decent, sustainable jobs are the solution to strikes and protests taking place throughout the country, Cosatu says.

ANC marchers arrested - police

2014-02-12 14:37

Four people wearing ANC T-shirts have been arrested for public violence during the DA march in Johannesburg.

DA march - as it happened

2014-02-12 07:30

Get the highlights from the DA's march through Johannesburg's CBD where they were met by ANC supporters.

ANC: Land, labour, customs bills first

2014-02-05 16:54

Priority will be given to finalise key bills on land, labour and customs before Parliament adjourns for the elections, the ANC has said.

My life is in danger - Amcu member

2014-01-23 10:48

An Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union member in Rustenburg has gone into hiding, fearing for his life after being labelled a traitor by its leader.

Striking mineworkers gather in Marikana

2014-01-23 10:04

Disgruntled mineworkers are converging at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana ahead of a strike on the platinum mines in the North West by labour union Amcu.

SA’s skills shortage substantial - Adcorp

2014-01-13 15:56

The Adcorp Employment Index shows that jobs in the informal and temporary sectors have increased, but the country’s skills shortage is substantial.

Numsa decision underwhelming - Nehawu

2013-12-21 18:12

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union has described Numsa's final outcome of their special national congress as "underwhelming".

Numsa has 10-point plan to rescue Cosatu

2013-12-20 15:52

Metalworkers’ union Numsa says Cosatu is about to implode if no serious measures are undertaken to save it, blaming the SACP for making it a "conveyor belt" to help government pass policies that aren’t friendly to workers.

Mandela warned us against ANC - Jim

2013-12-18 09:42

Metalworkers’ union Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says former president Nelson Mandela warned the labour movement in 1993 to be vigilant against betrayal by the ANC.

SA, Lesotho sign labour agreement

2013-12-03 19:39

South Africa and Lesotho have signed a memorandum of understanding on labour issues, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

No go for Cosatu special congress

2013-11-21 11:50

A Cosatu special national congress will not take place this year due to practicalities such as timing, costs and resources, says acting general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali.

Sacci welcomes tax incentive bill

2013-11-13 16:16

The employment tax incentive bill is a step in the right direction, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says.

Domestic worker sues for damages

2013-11-06 09:41

A domestic worker who accused her employer's partner of racial abuse and assault has turned to the Equality Court for R100 000 in damages and an apology, according to a report.

'Farm owners not sticking to wage deal'

2013-10-28 18:21

The Building and Allied Workers Union of SA (Bawusa) on Monday said a worrying number of farm owners in the Western Cape are still not complying with new basic minimum wage requirements.


Labour Court slams unfair police practice

2014-04-22 15:53

The Labour Court has found that a police colonel was marginalised simply because he was good at his job and exposed corruption.

Cosatu CEC expected to focus on Vavi

2014-04-07 13:36

Cosatu's special central executive committee meeting will go ahead despite Numsa asking the trade union federation to postpone it.

Birth etiquette

2014-04-03 13:00

Carrie Linder talks about making friends with an enema.

Promotion about race, not merit, ConCourt hears

2014-03-20 14:36

The decision not to promote Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard was based on her race and not merit, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Probe PE harbour collapse - Cosatu

2014-03-14 11:26

The Congress of SA Trade Unions has called for a probe into the collapse of the floor at a fishing company in Port Elizabeth harbour.

No Vavi, no money, says Sadtu ECape

2014-03-09 10:44

Sadtu in the Eastern Cape has reportedly threatened to withhold up to R2m in membership fees from Cosatu in protest against the suspension of Zwelinzima Vavi.

Inside Labour: Still the exploited sex

2014-03-07 07:31

There's little to celebrate for many women who still have no real choices, says Terry Bell.

Numsa will respond to Cosatu about deadline

2014-03-02 15:46

The National Union of Metalworkers says it would respond to Cosatu within the required timeframe on why it should not be suspended or expelled.

Budget protest may expose alliance rifts

2014-02-26 09:06

A protest picket outside parliament during the budget address is likely to reveal the extent of the rift within both Cosatu and the governing ANC-led alliance.

Terry Bell makes comeback

2014-02-13 15:34

Industry role players have welcomed the return of top labour columnist and author Terry Bell, whose long-time column will appear in Fin24 and City Press.

ANC files for protection order against DA

2014-02-12 07:57

The ANC has filed an urgent application in the South Gauteng High Court in a bid to secure a protection order against an alleged threat by the DA.

ACDP: ANC good on social reform, bad on economy

2014-02-05 20:21

The African National Congress government is doing well in social reform such as health care and housing, but is unable to tackle the economy, the ACDP says.

Western Cape ANC: Working class must unite

2014-02-04 14:09

The working class must unite and put the interests of the collective first, Western Cape ANC secretary Songezo Mjongile says.

DA wants ANC to retract statement

2014-01-23 16:33

The DA has condemned the ANC's reaction to its plans to march on Luthuli House in Johannesburg, saying this amounted to a threat of violence.


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Police take AA case to ConCourt

2014-01-14 12:15

The SA Police Service will take the Lieutenant Colonel Renate Barnard affirmative action case to the Constitutional Court.

Youth wage subsidy comes into effect

2014-01-01 11:47

The Employment Tax Incentive Act, commonly known as the youth wage subsidy, has come into effect.

Numsa's ANC boycott a serious blow - analyst

2013-12-21 06:30

Numsa’s boycott of the ANC in the 2014 elections is a serious blow to the ruling party, a political analyst says.

ANC has abandoned the Freedom Charter - Numsa

2013-12-20 15:52

General secretary of the Numsa Irvin Jim says that the ANC has abandoned the Freedom Charter, which was the basis of the alliance's existence.

Mandela warned us against ANC - Jim

2013-12-17 20:17

Metalworkers’ union Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says former president Nelson Mandela warned the labour movement in 1993 to be vigilant against betrayal by the ANC.

Probe after 8 workers killed by lightning

2013-11-22 09:22

The Mpumalanga government says it will look into the living conditions of construction workers following the deaths of eight men who were struck by lightning while sleeping in a tent.

New minimum wage for funeral sector

2013-11-14 18:13

The labour department is set to hold hearings in the Eastern Cape on working conditions in the funeral parlour business in a bid to introduce a minimum wage.

Zille: We dropped the ball on equity bill

2013-11-08 08:52

DA leader Helen Zille has admitted that the party “dropped the ball” in supporting the employment equity bill and that she would take responsibility for it.

Youth wage subsidy bill passed

2013-11-01 08:07

Parliament has adopted the employment tax incentive bill as the Treasury prevailed in its three-year battle with Cosatu over a youth wage subsidy.

Dept worries over labour fines

2013-10-23 17:27

The labour department says it is concerned that the planned employment services bill would not be effective as offenders could budget for fines.

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