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.

'End vicious cycle of union demands'

2013-08-14 09:16

Sibanye Gold is adamant that it will not be coerced into unsustainable outcomes and says it refuses raise wages above the inflation rate, according to a report.

NUM seeks up to 60% Implats pay hike

2013-06-26 12:13

The National Union of Mineworkers has made wage demands to Impala Platinum in line with the hikes it is seeking from gold producers, a source says.

'Double-digit' demand blocks bus deal

2013-04-26 15:28

Unions representing striking bus workers have persisted in their demand for a double-digit wage hike, holding up negotiations, an employers' association says.

Numsa seeks steep pay hike

2013-04-23 14:02

Numsa is demanding a 20% across-the-board pay rise in the auto assembly, tyre manufacturing, iron, steel, and base metals manufacturing sectors.

Average SA worker supports 3 others

2013-01-14 12:13

Blacks on average support more non-working dependents than whites, so it is not surprising that SA is reeling from wage strikes, says the SAIRR.

Farmworkers' strike set to continue

2012-11-29 11:02

Western Cape farmworkers are set to resume their strike over wages and living conditions next week, their coalition says.

Union, Sentech agree on wages

2012-10-05 16:25

Signal distributor Sentech and the Communication Workers' Union have reached a wage agreement, according to the union.

Platinum price jumps on SA tensions

2012-08-22 13:45

Platinum has touched its highest since early May after signs of spreading unrest in top producer South Africa ignited concern among investors over supply.

More miners seeking wage hikes

2012-08-22 07:58

Rock drill operators at two other platinum mines are now also demanding salary hikes, like their counterparts at the Lonmin mine, according to a report.

Consumer inflation slows again

2012-04-18 10:25

SA's consumer price index was down to 6.0% in March, bringing it back within the Reserve Bank's target range.

Implats workers stick to wage demands

2012-02-21 11:16

Dismissed workers from Impala Platinum's Rustenburg operation are demanding R9 000 "or nothing".

High wages threaten SA inflation outlook

2011-07-08 17:22

Demands for above-inflation wage increases are raising fears that the Reserve Bank may paint a bleaker picture on inflation at its next meeting.

Num holds out for above-inflation hikes

2011-06-21 16:31

The National Union of Mineworkers has rejected a wage increase offer of 4.2% to 4.5% from the Chamber of Mines, and says it is sticking to its 14% demand.


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.

Auto sector nears halt as strike hits

2013-08-19 13:00

The South African auto manufacturing industry has nearly reached a standstill, as about 30 000 workers embarked on a nationwide strike over wages.

NUM sticks to Eskom demands

2013-07-31 17:19

The National Union of Mineworkers will stick to its pay demands when meeting Eskom at the CCMA, the union says.

High Court action possible over tolls

2013-05-24 14:57

Cosatu is considering approaching the High Court after a lower court halted its e-toll protest, saying the decision was unconstitutional.

Solidarity only wants 10% hike from mines

2013-05-20 13:48

Trade union Solidarity, which represents mostly skilled workers, says it wants 10% pay increases for its members from gold and coal producers ahead of wage talks.

Cape Town bus driver strike not over yet

2013-04-25 14:16

Striking bus drivers renewed their protests in Cape Town, insisting their demands be met.

Bidvest frets over wage demands

2013-03-04 16:05

Unrealistic wage demands from its South African employees could result in strike action, says diversified industrial group Bidvest.

Mozambique doctors to strike over pay

2013-01-07 08:04

Mozambican doctors have announced they will go on a five day strike over pay and working conditions demands that had not been met by the government.

Marcus: High wage deals come at a cost

2012-11-28 13:00

Unions must realise that getting higher wages for workers could be at the cost of jobs, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus told Numsa delegates.

SA's mining unrest spreads

2012-08-22 12:21

Labour unrest in SA's platinum belt has widened, raising concerns that anger over low wages and poor living conditions could generate fresh violence.

Municipal workers cut wage demands

2012-06-04 10:34

Municipal workers have dropped annual pay rise demands to 11.5% from 15%, but an impasse with management remains unresolved, says union Samwu.

Implats workers trickle back

2012-02-28 17:02

Dismissed workers are returning to Impala Platinum's Rustenburg operation but the pace may have been tempered by Julius Malema's visit, says the mine.

Unions consider new Telkom offer

2011-08-26 17:44

A revised wage increase offer is being discussed by unions representing Telkom staff.

Medscheme workers threaten strike

2011-07-05 19:01

Members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union employed by Medscheme say they plan to strike over a wage dispute.

Now Numsa demands massive wage hike

2011-05-04 17:55

The National Union of Metal Workers of SA is the latest to demand above-inflation wage increases, saying it wants a 20% hike in the steel industry.

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