ARTICLES RELATING TO TRADE UNIONS

How government can enforce the minimum wage

2017-02-12 17:46

Government can introduce incentives or sanctions to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage agreement, says a researcher.

'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.

'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.

Only the colour of cash matters

2016-10-16 07:38

Several trade unions and many protesting #FeesMustFall students have directed their anger at the wrong targets in the past week.

Why national minimum wage is good for SA economy

2016-07-26 18:59

A national minimum wage may not necessarily lead to job losses, as expected, but could boost productivity in workers, which can positively impact economic growth.

Bumpy road ahead for SA!

2016-05-19 15:14

Lesiba Seshoka explains why South Africa’s outlook might be bleaker than we think, and how politics is playing out in all spheres of the economy.

Labour Wrap: Back to basics for a 'confusion of trade unions'

2016-05-05 10:58

Perhaps the best collective noun to describe the labour movement of South Africa at the moment is a confusion of trade unions, says Terry Bell in his latest labour wrap.

Gideon du Plessis: Students 2015 victors. 2016 strike season looks ominous.

2015-11-25 06:58

Solidarity’s Gideon du Plessis expects sparks to fly in 2016 as both the gold and platinum sectors head into talks, with Telkom and Eskom also set for a showdown.

Cosatu ‘opposes’ Uber’s business model

2015-07-09 19:02

Uber is coming under increased pressure as the Congress of South African Trade Unions is now taking aim at the internet ride-sharing service.

Axed Numsa vows to attend Cosatu special congress

2015-05-12 10:07

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has vowed to not be excluded from a long-awaited Special National Congress which Cosatu was ordered by a court yesterday to convene in mid-July.

 

Labour landscape is shifting

2017-01-08 07:44

If proposed new union federation gets off the ground this year, unionism may provide new activity and encouragement in the sector

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.

Inside Labour: For the poor, policy offers little relief

2016-10-30 10:30

Tightening of fiscal policy & a tweak to the tax rates are some of the methods used to gain the approval of rating agencies but for the majority of South Africans, junk status already applies: they live it

Numsa makes progress in auto sector talks

2016-09-13 17:12

Members of Numsa in the automotive industry have reached an agreement in terms of its negotiations with automakers.

We are not affiliated to any political party, says new union

2016-07-12 10:56

Unions in South Africa are allowing themselves to be manipulated by employers and political parties, according to newcomer, the National Trade Union Congress of SA.

Independent financial advice is critical for employees

2016-05-12 11:12

The confusion over the upcoming reform of retirement fund regulations clearly shows that there is a critical need for financial education and advice.

Inside Labour: Why unions must resist capture and fight for reform

2016-04-01 07:59

Labour needs to return to truly democratically controlled trade unions that unite workers without political or financial manipulation, says Terry Bell.

Amcu accuses gold firms of overtime theft

2015-08-14 07:46

A bitter and, at first sight, complicated overtime argument has erupted between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and the Chamber of Mines.

Trade union rivalry could set country on fire

2015-05-19 15:39

The intensity of trade union rivalry is mounting against the background of a possible strike by public service and municipal workers, says Gideon du Plessis.

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VAVI COMMENTARY: We're bound to see a union split - analyst

Labour analyst Terry Bell joins Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath in studio to speak Cosatu and Vavi. Watch.

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