ARTICLES RELATING TO LABOUR

Inside Labour: Unions must seek more than fee-free education

2016-12-02 06:48

Unions and fee-free campaigners should consult the various initiatives around SA that can provide guidance toward the sort of education and support systems it needs, says Terry Bell.

Mailbox: Educating our way out of poverty

2016-11-28 19:12

An analyst presents a data-based argument for bold steps to redress inherited wealth disparities from our colonial and apartheid eras, mostly through boosting education.

Inside Labour: High hopes dashed

2016-11-25 05:01

Shattered expectations around a minimum wage leave the jobless and the working poor with prospects that seem even bleaker than before, says Terry Bell.

Strike at winery comes to an end

2016-11-24 17:05

A 14-week strike at Robertson Winery has ended after an agreement was reached over salary increases.

Labour relations in unprecedented flux – Solidarity’s GdP predicts 5 year outcomes

2016-11-23 18:35

A labour analyst demystifies some of the current labour relations imponderables while highlighting others that might flow from the current wrangling.

Minimum wage policy 'regressive', says Peter Attard Montalto

2016-11-22 19:02

A national minimum wage will have a long term impact on the economy, which may not have the capacity to support it, says economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Prison warders finally get salary promised - in 2009

2016-11-21 19:10

Correctional services employees have finally won their protracted battle to have their salaries increased.

EFF rejects proposed minimum wage, ANC welcomes it

2016-11-20 20:17

The EFF has slammed the proposed National Minimum wage of R3500 per month, announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, while the ANC has welcomed it.

Labour pact could help avert a credit downgrade

2016-11-20 18:08

Progress made in labour stability issues send a positive message to ratings agencies, says Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa.

Inside Labour: A glimmer of light for growing joblessness

2016-11-18 05:00

The message that every automated job puts 60 people out of work is finally getting through and the idea of a universal basic wage is gaining ground, says Terry Bell.

 

Labour Wrap: Striking need for free, quality education

2016-12-01 05:00

Independent initiatives provide examples of community-driven development that could be templates for an alternative, free and quality education system, says Terry Bell.

Between two worlds

2016-11-27 09:37

Meet the man who headed the much-discussed panel that proposed SA’s new minimum wage.

'Cosatu's backing for Ramaphosa a big boost'

2016-11-24 21:01

While Cosatu’s endorsement will boost Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances of becoming president, the succession race remains wide open, an analyst says.

Cosatu endorses Cyril Ramaphosa as next ANC leader

2016-11-24 11:47

Cosatu has endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over from President Jacob Zuma as the next leader of the ANC.

Labour Wrap: A week of shattered expectations

2016-11-23 16:01

Hopes that millions of the working poor would receive the long-awaited minimum wage and that employment would pick up amounted to wishful thinking, says Terry Bell.

How experts arrived at SA's R3 500 minimum wage figure

2016-11-21 20:08

The panel of experts tasked to determine the proposed minimum wage chose a figure that would not lead to job loss.

Proposed R3 500 minimum wage sparks heated debate

2016-11-21 17:21

Experts are divided on whether a proposed minimum wage is a positive development for South Africa's economy.

'We wanted a minimum wage that would make an impact' - Ramaphosa

2016-11-20 18:42

About 7m or 47% of working South Africans earn below the proposed minimum wage of R3500.

Proposed minimum wage to be announced - Ramaphosa

2016-11-19 08:45

A proposed figure for a minimum wage will be published on Sunday following a Nedlac meeting, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Labour Wrap: Call for a universal basic income

2016-11-17 05:00

If governments could provide a basic living wage to every citizen, whether in work or not, society as a whole would benefit, says Terry Bell.

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