Ramatlhodi implores mines, unions to save jobs

2015-08-05 13:37

The mining ministry is meeting producers and unions for two days of talks on alternatives to cutting as many as 10 000 jobs.

'Institutionalised slavery' on farms?

2015-08-04 16:24

Fin24 user questions the concept of 'institutionalised slavery' in a modern age.

Some NUM members snub gold wage offer

2015-08-03 16:25

Some members of the National Union of Mineworkers have rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, a union source says.

Inside Labour: Damaging effects of govt policies on farming

2015-07-31 06:56

One of the unintended consequences of policies based on government wishful thinking has been to threaten South Africa’s food security, says Terry Bell.

SA economy dealt fresh blow by mining job cut

2015-07-24 20:35

There will be mine closures and shaft closures, otherwise companies could go down - especially in SA - because costs have been rising at a more rapid rate.

McBride wins one round

2015-07-24 11:11

The disciplinary proceedings of suspended Ipid boss Robert McBride have been ordered to be put on hold by the Labour Court in Johannesburg.

Over 1 000 firms in court over EE targets

2015-07-23 14:47

More than 1 000 companies will be taken to court because of non-compliance with the legal requirements of employment equity, says the Department of Labour.

KZN paramedics threaten to down tools

2015-07-22 11:46

The Department of Health has issued a stern warning to Emergency Medical Services staff who have threatened to embark on a wildcat strike.

Numsa corruption strike in spotlight

2015-07-20 05:00

Numsa says Government, labour, business and community representatives within Nedlac will consider its application for a socio-economic strike.

Vavi calls for 'new' Cosatu workers summit

2015-07-18 17:01

The Cosatu that was founded in 1985 is falling apart and splinter unions are growing as a result, former General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.


SA's biggest gold union said to reject pay offer

2015-08-05 08:08

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers have been rejecting a final deal tabled in wage negotiations, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Small farmer decries high cost of living

2015-08-04 15:40

A Fin24 user wonders how the government can even consider putting non-farmers on a piece of land and expect them to produce.

Anglo boss calls for end to hostile labour relations

2015-07-31 20:30

Adversarial labour relations between labour, business and government are an impediment to a more efficient mining industry, says Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani.

NUM lowers wage demand by 9.5%

2015-07-27 17:30

The National Union of Mineworkers has reduced its pay demands for underground employees and is willing to negotiate further with gold producers.

NUM shocked by Lonmin cutting thousands of jobs

2015-07-24 15:53

The National Union of mineworkers has decried Lonmin's plan to cut 6 000 jobs as it readies to close several mine shafts in a bid to survive plunging prices.

Numsa ready to build new trade union federation

2015-07-23 17:55

The time has come to start building 'a new, independent, democratic, worker-controlled, militant, anti-imperialist trade union federation', says Numsa.

Urgent interdict granted against Joburg firefighters

2015-07-22 12:23

An interim interdict sought by the City of Johannesburg to ensure that firefighters go back to work has been granted in the Labour Court.

Apartheid-style laws are damaging SA’s employable future

2015-07-21 14:43

Herman Mashaba says the youth need to become architects of their own futures, and calls on government to remove self-inflicted barriers to an employable future.

Leadership elected for Cosatu Western Cape

2015-07-19 21:45

The leadership to take the helm of Cosatu in the Western Cape for the next three years has been elected.

Jim, Vavi to address Numsa shop stewards

2015-07-17 13:54

Thousands of Numsa shop stewards will converge in Johannesburg to be addressed by general secretary Irvin Jim and former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

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