ARTICLES RELATING TO WAGES

Numsa to demand double-digit pay hike

2014-03-12 14:39

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA intends to ask for a double-digit wage increase, deputy general secretary Karl Cloete says.

Cosatu criticises farm workers' wages

2014-02-04 20:11
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Cosatu says the minimum wage increase of 75 cents per hour needs to be seen as just another small step in the march towards an acceptable income for farm workers.

Director pay increases revealed

2014-01-16 16:00

The median chairperson fee across the entire Johannesburg Stock Exchange has risen by 7.1% to R422 000, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Wage issues confusion takes toll on job-seekers

2013-11-08 07:48

The department of labour and unions confuse a minimum wage with a living wage and this creates obstacles for unemployed people, says a business expert.

Municipal pay talks deadlock

2013-10-03 19:24

Three days of negotiations between the SA Municipal Workers' Union and the SA Local Government Association have collapsed, says the union.

SA Post Office pay woes grow

2013-09-23 18:44

The SA Post Office is set for another round of tense negotiations after the Communication Workers' Union and the SA Postal Workers' Union declared a wage dispute.

Court orders Numsa to stop strike violence

2013-09-18 20:30

An urgent interdict has been granted to prevent violence and intimidation by striking workers in the petrol and motor retail industry.

Ban labour brokers, urges Numsa

2013-09-12 16:24

Free State metal workers and petrol attendants have taken to the streets for better wages, with Numsa calling for a ban on labour brokers.

Gold wage hikes cost sector R1.5bn

2013-09-11 15:11

The Chamber of Mines says that wage settlements in the gold sector would amount to R1.5bn in extra costs for companies over the next 12 months.

Gold mining pay dispute not yet over

2013-09-10 19:14

While some unions in the gold industry have signed the two-year wage agreement with producers, Amcu has failed to come to the table, says the Chamber of Mines.

Harmony Gold faces legal action over pay

2013-09-09 19:43

Solidarity says it is considering legal action against Harmony Gold for failing to pay back medical fund deductions amounting to about R4m.

Petrol attendants to strike

2013-09-08 18:45
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Thousands of workers in the motor industry, including petrol attendants and panelbeaters, are to down tools after employers ditched negotiations, says Numsa.

Most car workers end three-week strike

2013-09-08 15:31

Most members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA in the auto sector will return to work, but Toyota and BMW workers are still not happy with the pay offer.

Gold mine strike: A wait-and-see game

2013-09-06 16:26

Despite optimism that striking miners will return to work, NUM says there are no guarantees that all its members will agree to the pay deal from gold producers.

Fears that gold strike may turn violent

2013-09-05 20:48

Claims by Amcu that some of its members have been beaten up, allegedly by NUM members, have raised concerns that a hitherto peaceful strike could turn violent.

Royal Mail workers may strike over pay

2013-09-02 16:52

Britain's postal workers may strike if the government does not provide guarantees on pay and pensions before privatising the near 500-year-old Royal Mail.

Union accepts gold wage offer

2013-08-30 20:47

Trade union Uasa has accepted the final wage offer made by the Chamber of Mines to employees in the gold sector.

NUM mulls strike in gold sector

2013-08-29 18:29

The National Union of Mineworkers is in talks with its members about the possibility of embarking on a strike in the gold sector.

Car workers not happy with pay offer

2013-08-28 19:26

A strike in the automotive industry will continue after workers rejected employers' latest wage offer, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

W Cape construction workers march

2013-08-28 14:50

Construction workers affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers have marched to the Building Industry Bargaining Council in Cape Town demanding higher wages.

Gold employers make final pay offer

2013-08-27 19:55

Gold mining companies are offering a basic wage increase from 6% to 6.5% to all labour unions within the sector, the Chamber of Mines says.

Gold wage talks stuck, strike risk rises

2013-08-21 19:30

Weeks of wage talks between gold producers and unions have failed to bridge the chasm between their positions, increasing the prospect of crippling strikes.

Unions reject wage offer

2013-08-21 15:22

Trade unions have rejected a revised offer made by the Chamber of Mines, Trade union Solidarity says.

We are demanding R12 500 - Amcu

2013-08-16 22:41
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The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says it will demand a monthly pay of R12 500 for mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors.

Coal wage dispute heads to CCMA

2013-08-14 20:03

A wage dispute in the coal sector has been referred to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, the CCMA says.

 

Cosatu criticises farm workers' wages

2014-02-04 20:15

Cosatu says the minimum wage increase of 75 cents per hour needs to be seen as just another small step in the march towards an acceptable income for farm workers.

Farm workers to get R12.41 per hour

2014-02-03 14:03

Farm workers' salaries will increase by 75 cents to an hourly rate of R12.41 in March, according to the labour department.

Billionaire mine boss slams SA wages

2013-12-03 16:18
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Canada-listed Ivanhoe Mines will pay workers "an order of magnitude greater than the current wage" at its Platreef project in South Africa.

Support youth wage bill, urges ANC

2013-10-15 22:32

The ANC has appealed to all stakeholders to support the draft employment tax incentive bill, adding that it is confident it will become law before next year.

Auto strike continues amid new wage offer

2013-10-01 12:47

Numsa says it will consult its members in the automotive industry on a revised wage offer, but the strike will continue until a deal is reached.

No end in sight for petrol attendant strike

2013-09-20 12:19

A strike by petrol attendants and vehicle industry workers is continuing after talks with employers deadlocked, says the Retail Motor Industry organisation.

Numsa rejects 7.5% wage offer

2013-09-12 16:33

A revised offer of a 7.5% wage increase for petrol attendants and car repair workers has been rejected, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

Gold wage agreement a victory

2013-09-11 18:03

The two-year wage agreement signed in the gold industry is a victory for collective bargaining and labour relations, trade union Solidarity says.

Auto industry loses R20bn over strike

2013-09-10 19:31

The three week strike in the motor sector cost manufacturers 50 000 cars in lost production, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

Railway workers end strike

2013-09-09 20:15

The Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority has resumed operations after more than 1 000 Tanzanian workers ended a two-week strike over unpaid wages.

Relief as gold mining operations resume

2013-09-09 16:59

Gold producers say they are pleased that striking miners are back at work, adding that a two-year salary agreement will be signed shortly.

Harmony warns about jobs as strike ends

2013-09-08 17:04

A gold miners' strike has ended after workers accepted the final pay offer from Harmony Gold, but CEO Graham Briggs says more labour strife will impact on jobs.

Gold producers want strike action to end

2013-09-06 20:02

The Chamber of Mines SA says it is hoping that its new pay offer and the terms and conditions to mine workers will bring an end to the gold mine strike.

Gold mine strike fizzling out

2013-09-06 14:39

Some gold miners have ended their strike for higher wages after just three days, bolstering confidence that the strike could be formally called off.

Union calls for new Telkom wage talks

2013-09-05 12:40

Certain employees will, in real terms, get a wage decrease over the next three years, a union says.

Gear up for strike lockdown

2013-09-01 17:03

A strike in the gold mining sector is all but certain, after the National Union of Mineworkers, issued a strike notice to employers.

Mines must give big increases - NUM

2013-08-30 18:05
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The National Union of Mineworkers has dismissed as "a joke" the offer made by mining companies, as it prepares for strike action.

SAA strike not yet over, says Satawu

2013-08-28 20:04

The SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union says their members will continue striking for more pay, while SAA brokered a deal with an aviation union.

Sanral warns motorists of traffic delays

2013-08-28 19:09

A strike by construction workers has resulted in the need for traffic diversion in the Northern Cape, says the South African National Roads Agency Limited.

Solidarity to consult members on wages

2013-08-28 09:56

Solidarity has asked the Chamber of Mines for more time to consult its members about the new wage offer made by gold producers on Tuesday, it said.

Clothing wage deal on the cards

2013-08-26 20:30

A wage settlement for SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union members with clothing sector employers could be expected soon, the union says.

Numsa: No progress on strike resolution

2013-08-21 15:27

Employers in the motor vehicle industry have not made any concrete offer to striking workers, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

It is now or never for car makers - NUM

2013-08-19 22:51

The National Union of Mineworkers says it's time for auto giants to deliver to the working class after strike action brought the industry to the brink of collapse.

Gold sector improves wage offer

2013-08-14 21:00

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration says that the Chamber of Mines has tabled an improved wage offer for gold miners.

R700m blunder rocks education department

2013-08-14 17:55

The basic education department only realised seven months after signing a pay agreement for teachers that the deal would leave them more than R700m over budget.

 
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