Marikana sees little change three years on

2015-06-26 20:00

Almost three years after police shot 34 striking miners dead outside platinum producer Lonmin's Marikana mine, little has changed in the town.

Inside Labour: Trade unions must face up to new reality

2015-06-26 07:01

Trade unions are vital but remain narrowly focused in a way better suited to fighting the battles of an earlier era, says Terry Bell.

Ten-point reform plan for unemployment crisis

2015-06-25 06:00

The SA Institute of Race Relations has published a 10-point plan relating to the labour market, which it claims will tackle SA's mounting unemployment crisis.

Unions, gold sector 'far apart' in negotiations

2015-06-22 21:03

Wage talks between SA bullion producers and unions have started, with both sides far apart, setting the stage for protracted wrangling in the ailing industry.

Vavi needs to say sorry for office brothel

2015-06-20 21:28

The expelled Cosatu general secretary needs to apologise for turning Cosatu's offices into a brothel, says the labour federation's deputy general secretary.

Amcu asks Alexander Forbes to start fund for members

2015-06-19 19:27

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has appointed Alexander Forbes to start a provident fund for its members.

Public sector settlement likely

2015-06-18 09:08

An upcoming meeting between union negotiators and Acting Public Services Minister Nathi Mthethwa may finally resolve the public sector pay and conditions impasse.

MTN granted interdict against striking workers

2015-06-13 09:08

MTN has been granted an interdict by the Labour Court restraining striking employees and participants from coming within a 100m radius of the cellphone service provider’s premises for the duration of the strike.

Unions withdraw from govt wage deal

2015-06-11 19:02

Labour unions representing most of SA's 1.3 million civil servants have decided to withdraw from a pay deal with the state because of a dispute over its implementation.

Writing on the wall for Cosatu - Vavi

2015-06-09 21:09

Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that the union federation will change completely after the High Court in Johannesburg dismissed an application by Numsa to appeal its expulsion at Cosatu's Special National Congress next month.


Cosatu signs controversial new govt wage deal

2015-06-26 09:16

Unions which represent 52% of public sector employees have signed a new wage deal restoring a 7% hike and pegging future increases to Treasury inflation estimates.

Fruit, wine and labour create new forum

2015-06-25 18:51

A bold step towards improved labour relations in the fruit and wine sectors was taken when two key industry bodies and a national trade union signed an MOU.

Up to 50 000 miners could lose jobs in two years

2015-06-23 14:39

Plans by mine owners to shed jobs to make their businesses more profitable should be dealt with quickly at the most senior level of government, says Terry Bell.

NUM decries ‘apartheid’ wage system

2015-06-22 17:00

The newly elected head of the National Union of Mineworkers says that his members were still being paid "apartheid" wages, signalling a hard line ahead of gold sector wage talks.

Minimum wage must not undermine collective bargaining: Ramaphosa

2015-06-20 19:15

South Africa does not want its long tradition of collective bargaining undermined by the introduction of a national minimum wage, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Inside Labour: Slippery slope to authoritarianism?

2015-06-19 07:47

With both Cosatu and the government flouting the rules, it seems constitutions can become just worthless pieces of paper, says Terry Bell.

Fed says US economy strong enough to handle rate hike

2015-06-18 07:59

The US economy is growing moderately after a winter swoon and likely strong enough to support an interest rate increase by the end of the year, says the Federal Reserve.

Public service pay talks flounder

2015-06-12 11:18

Wage discussions are set for breakdown, with unions saying the state has acted in bad faith by going ahead with a 0.6% drop in an agreed 7% pay hike deal.

Save Vavi, Save NUM - new union leader's to do list

2015-06-11 05:46

Newly-elected NUM general secretary David Sipunzi has two top priorities: save Zwelinzima Vavi, and save NUM from bleeding to death.

Numsa in court battle to be allowed back into Cosatu

2015-06-09 16:22

Numsa's lawyer is fighting hard in the High Court in Johannesburg for the right to be allowed back into the Cosatu fold at the federation's Special National Congress next month..

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