Inside Labour: Statistics, labour and the Zuma no-confidence vote

2017-07-28 06:00

A labour survey, to be released on the same day as the vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma, will give a far more accurate reflection of most South Africans' reality, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Gigaba's 14-point recipe for conflict

2017-07-20 06:01

The plan announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to “take the country out of recession” will instead exacerbate tensions between government and the unions, says Terry Bell.

Labour brokers take fight to court

2017-07-16 06:00

Labour brokers will have at least another year’s grace before the contentious “deeming” provision potentially shuts down a large part of their industry.

Labour Wrap: Moving against a poisonous legacy

2017-07-13 07:55

The spatial reality inherited from apartheid lies at the core of the desperation and divisiveness that all too often erupts into understandable violence, says Terry Bell.

Pensions a major feature in public sector pay talks

2017-07-11 06:00

The need for checks and balances on the administration of public sector pension funds will be a major feature of the looming public sector wage negotiations.

Wage weakness amid solid hiring adds to US economic puzzle

2017-07-07 14:52

US hiring has picked up in June while wage gains disappointed yet again, a mix that may continue to be a puzzle for the economy and policy makers.

New minimum wage for hospitality sector

2017-07-07 13:09

The minimum wage for SA's hospitality sector has been revised upward with effect from July 1 2017.

Labour Wrap: Heading for a slippery slope

2017-07-06 05:00

Journalism's role is to be the eyes and ears of the public at large - an incredibly important one that puts journalism almost on the plane of a vocation, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Feeling the effects of junk status

2017-06-29 09:12

SA's investment status downgrades further compound the woes cause by poor planning, ineptitude and corruption in government, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: A looming winter of discontent

2017-06-23 05:00

Public sector unions across the labour spectrum are preparing for pay and benefits talks as at least 10% of the 1.3 million designated public sector jobs remain vacant, says Terry Bell.


Inside Labour: The bigger picture of patronage and corruption

2017-07-20 16:06

As unions fight to stop SA slipping deeper into the mire, they should bear in mind that political will is needed to tackle corruption and patronage-fuelled incompetence, says Terry Bell.

Breakthrough for Midrand workers - report

2017-07-18 16:43

A draft “integrity report” drawn up by a Johannesburg City Council official has found that 280 Midrand workers sacked more than 22 years ago “seem to have a valid claim” about details of their dismissal.

Inside Labour: Ideas to battle a poisonous legacy

2017-07-14 05:00

The plight of gainfully employed people who live in appallingly squalid conditions could be taken up by trade unions, since many of them are union members, says Terry Bell.

Trade unionist Martin Deysel dies

2017-07-11 16:34

Martin Deysel, the trade unionist who successfully fought to have the ballot papers for South Africa’s first non-racial parliamentary elections printed in the country, has died.

Numsa blames ANC's minimum wage policy for 'chaos', strike plans

2017-07-07 18:48

The ANC's national minimum wage policy is causing chaos in the engineering sector, claims the National Union of Metalworkers of SA as it prepares to strike.

Labour dept finally agrees to pay slain train driver's family

2017-07-07 13:46

The Department of Labour has finally come through for the family of murdered train driver Piet Botha, approving the compensation they were owed 12 months on, with back-pay.

Inside Labour: Media workers, citizens and freedom

2017-07-07 05:00

Threats against journalists have put the country onto a slippery slope towards the destruction of media independence and freedom of expression, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Junk status means more pain is on the way

2017-06-30 05:00

Government and business will pass on the fallout from junk status to consumers, workers and unemployed people, all of whom pay into the fiscus through VAT, says Terry Bell.

AngloGold CEO: We have to act to protect most of our workers

2017-06-28 19:58

AngloGold Ashanti's turnaround strategy at its loss-making operations, which could see up to 8 500 jobs cut, aims to protect the business and most of its workers, says CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan.

Labour Wrap: Public sector set for tough pay talks

2017-06-22 05:00

Unions should highlight the hypocrisy of a government that claims to support job creation while freezing vacancies in the public service, says Terry Bell.

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