Inside Labour: Unions weak now that strength is needed

2016-02-05 06:43

When unions later this year start to demand double digit pay rises, do not be surprised: they will be justified, says Terry Bell.

Some NUM members snub gold wage offer

2015-08-03 16:25

Some members of the National Union of Mineworkers have rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, a union source says.

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.

Unions slam new govt wage move as 'abominable'

2015-06-02 17:25

Public sector unions have threatened to abandon a recent wage hike deal after the government clawed back to 6.4% from the 7% agreed on last month.

NUM wants 84% pay hike for gold workers

2015-05-22 09:28

The National Union of Mineworkers will push for an 84% rise in basic pay for entry-level gold mining workers, a near 10 percentage point increase on previous demands.

Inside Labour: Don't blame workers for poor management

2015-05-08 06:04

The primary blame for lengthy delays in public sector pay talks, rests with the government, says Terry Bell.

Deadlock in public wage talks could spell damaging strike

2015-05-06 07:46

South Africa will soon hear whether there has been a breakthrough in the tortuous public sector wage negotiations or whether another deadlock has been reached.

Coal, gold sector braces for wage demands

2015-03-10 10:00

The National Union of Mineworkers will submit its wage demands for the coal and gold sector by the end of March, says the general secretary of the majority union.

Minimum wage will result in growth - Vavi

2014-12-04 18:28

Cosatu secretary general Zwelinzima Vavi says a national minimum wage will result in economic growth and will increase demand for goods.

Metals wage deal hinges on two conditions

2014-07-14 06:15

Metals union Numsa is wary of being tied into the 3-year wage deal that employer body Seifsa is demanding, but the union is prepared to concede on two conditions.


Talks to end coal strike resume

2015-10-09 09:14

The Chamber of Mines and the National Union of Mineworkers have resumed talks to end the strike in the coal sector, with a possible revised offer likely.

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.

State wage bill to cost SA R61bn

2015-06-08 10:18

A new three-year deal to increase wages for public servants will cost the country R61bn, says acting Public Service and Administration Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Samwu rejects 'new' performance-based system

2015-05-26 18:00

Wage negotiations between the SA Municipal Workers Union and the national municipal body, Salga, face a collapse following a disagreement.

R1bn: Amcu’s extra demand on gold sector’s wage bill

2015-05-14 13:20

The Association of Mining and Construction Union’s central demand in the gold sector is for an extra R7 000 on the basic wage of every worker.

Labour Wrap: D-Day for govt wage offer

2015-05-07 11:58

This is a time to remember that workers should not be blamed for poor management., says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Government forcing us to protest, says Cosatu

2015-04-24 13:20

The Western Cape’s Cosatu provincial executive committee says the Treasury has been bargaining in bad faith during the public sector wage negotiations.

Minimum wage not solution - Agri SA

2014-12-10 06:47

A national minimum wage will lead to job losses and it will be short-sighted not to acknowledge the desperate situation of many South Africans, says Agri SA.

How apt is centralised bargaining?

2014-07-15 15:14

Is centralised bargaining still appropriate or is it a relic of apartheid? Follow this lively debate.

Seifsa disappointed by wage offer snub

2014-07-14 05:00

Employer body Seifsa says it is deeply disappointed by Numsa's rejection of its good final offer.

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