ARTICLES RELATING TO WAGES

Ramaphosa: Don't fear minimum wage

2014-07-25 07:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned against "angst" over the proposed introduction of a national minimum wage.

Oliphant: Wage gap must be tackled

2014-07-15 21:11
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There is an urgent need to decrease the wage gap between ordinary workers and executives, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Back pay due to returning workers

2014-07-07 14:21

A Fin24 user is concerned that some striking workers are not aware that they are due back pay when they return to work.

Wage agreement in carpet sector

2014-07-02 11:21

A wage agreement has been reached between employers in the carpet sector and the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union.

Farmers fined up to R1m for underpaying

2014-06-19 13:45

A number of farmers have been fined, some over R1m, for underpaying their employees, says a provincial labour department.

Contract cleaning sector hearings end

2014-05-28 14:27

Public hearings on the review of the minimum wage in the contract cleaning sector have come to an end, the labour department says.

Why CEOs are getting huge pay hikes

2014-05-28 07:40
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The CEO of your company just got a huge raise. You didn't. Here's why.

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.

 

Sactwu signs wage deal for wool sector

2014-07-18 12:57

The SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union has settled a wage dispute in the wool and mohair textiles sub-sector.

Oliphant: Govt looking at minimum wage model

2014-07-16 19:52

Government is weighing the merits of a sectoral versus a national minimum wage, says Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.

Poverty rate stubborn in rich Switzerland

2014-07-15 20:30

Switzerland may be one of the world's richest nations, but as many as one resident in 13 lives in poverty, shows official data.

Wage deals and inflation

2014-07-07 14:05

A Fin24 user enquires about how wage deals are determined in the face of rising inflation, over time.

Solidarity lowers Eskom demand

2014-06-27 14:36

Trade union Solidarity has lowered the wage demand it has given to Eskom to reduce the gap between the employer's offer and the workers' demand.

Amcu leader: Miners must benefit

2014-06-05 15:39

Mineworkers have not reaped the fruits of democracy, says Amcu leader Joseph Mathunjwa.

Middle and high earners making headway

2014-05-28 11:29

The salaries of middle to high income earners continue to grow despite "significant" stagnation in the economy, an index shows.

Wage talks in chemical sector to begin

2014-05-11 16:16

Wage talks in the industrial chemicals sector are expected to start, says trade union Solidarity, who is seeking an increase of 9.5%.

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.

 
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