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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.

Globalisation helps trade unions

2014-12-09 05:05

Globalisation has come to the aid of trade unions in Colombia, where activists often face the threat not just of harassment, but also torture and assassination.

Metal sector strike cost SA growth - Sarb

2014-12-08 20:36

The month-long strike in the metal sector has knocked back the third-quarter growth rate of the economy, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Dark clouds on trade union horizon

2014-12-08 10:31

Despite plenty of dark clouds on the trade union horizon both in SA and abroad, there are silver linings, the world congress of the UNI Global Union has heard.

Labour 'concertmaster' tests Beijing's boundaries

2014-12-07 18:30

China's ruling Communist Party is deeply paranoid about social instability arising from labour disputes.

Huge question at world union congress

2014-12-07 09:58

There will be one publicly unspoken question among the more than 2 000 delegates attending the largest ever trade union gathering on the continent.

Maternity ward sex scandal

2014-12-05 09:25

Hospital’s odd ‘do not disturb’ rule comes under fire.

Document to destroy Numsa - Cloete

2014-12-03 15:00

Numsa says a document is being circulated that forms part of a plan to destroy it and deter it from its chosen path.

Miners end strike at Glencore chrome venture

2014-12-01 19:43

Miners at a ferrochrome venture between Glencore and Merafe Resources has reached an agreement to end a strike.

The biggest loser in the Cosatu chaos

2014-11-28 07:45

Terry Bell looks at the acrimonious divorce between former comrades who once shared the same vision in this week's Inside Labour column.

KZN man loses 10-year battle over racist e-mail

2014-11-27 10:14

A former KwaZulu-Natal engineer who got fired over a racist e-mail has lost a decade-long legal battle to be reinstated, it has been reported.

Call to scrap sector-wide wage deals

2014-11-26 21:05

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is proposing that all sector determinations be abolished, saying that it does not address inequality.

ANC cheers new wages for domestic workers

2014-11-26 06:00
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Increasing domestic workers' wages in line with the new minimum wage will go a long way towards addressing the exploitation of workers, says the ANC.

New wage rates for domestic workers

2014-11-25 12:43
75 comments

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has upwardly adjusted domestic workers’ annual wages in line with the new minimum wage.

Israel unions to start minimum wage talks

2014-11-24 08:57

Israel's finance minister will start negotiations with a labour federation in a bid to avert a national strike over demands to sharply raise the minimum wage.

Maternity ward sex scandal

2014-11-24 08:37

Hospital’s odd ‘do not disturb’ rule comes under fire in maternity ward sex scandal.

 

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.

No World Cup without workers' rights

2014-12-08 22:00

The UNI Global Union world congress being held in Cape Town has been told that there will be no Soccer World Cup in Qatar unless worker rights are guaranteed.

Dlamini: Unions trying to liquidate Cosatu

2014-12-08 14:02

Those forming unions in opposition to Cosatu are trying to "liquidate" the trade union federation, says its president Sidumo Dlamini.

Upbeat start to union congress

2014-12-08 09:49

Despite professions of hope at the UNI Global Union world congress opening, difficulties faced by working people worldwide are likely to be a major concern.

NUM strikes over retrenchment package

2014-12-07 15:06

NUM members at Glencore Koornfontein mine in Mpumalanga are on strike over retrenchment packages, says the union.

Inside Labour: Why domestic workers will fight on

2014-12-05 09:30

There is general unhappiness about the fact that the same old formula continues to be applied for determining domestic worker wages, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Domestic workers soldier on

2014-12-04 07:31

Many domestic workers continue to battle for a living wage and dream of a better life, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Neasa appeals Labour Court ruling

2014-12-03 10:57

The National Employers' Association of SA has filed an urgent notice to appeal the court ruling allowing the extension of the metal sector wage agreement.

Cosatu turns 29 amid internal strife

2014-12-01 06:44

Cosatu will not be celebrating its 29 years of existence with the same unity of 1985, as a split in support for the two top leaders is tearing the organisation apart.

Dissident unions want Dlamini to resign

2014-11-28 08:59

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini must resign, say unions sympathetic to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Govt must enforce all labour laws - Cosatu

2014-11-27 16:05

The government must enforce all labour laws, including requiring employers to report on disproportionate income at all wage levels, says Cosatu in the North West.

Labour Wrap: A rocky road ahead - for all

2014-11-27 07:36

Growth figures like 1.4% in the third quarter spell misery for many and problems for most as unemployment will grow, says Terry Bell in his weekly Labour Wrap.

Domestic workers want R3 000

2014-11-26 12:38
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Domestic workers must be paid R3 000 per month, parliament's portfolio committee on labour has heard.

Cele: Life not easy for those who don't work

2014-11-25 17:26
113 comments

Life is very difficult particularly for young people who choose not to work, Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele says.

ANC seeks to push for Cosatu unity

2014-11-24 20:24

The ANC's national executive committee will seek input from its alliance partners to help resolve the turmoil in Cosatu, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Maternity ward sex scandal

2014-11-24 08:47

Hospital’s ‘do not disturb’ rule comes under fire in maternity ward sex scandal.

Vavi warns of yellow unionism

2014-11-21 22:17

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has cautioned against yellow unions, which he says are unions usually closely aligned with companies and even governments.

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