ARTICLES RELATING TO WAGES

German pay rises at fastest rate in over a year

2014-08-29 17:45

The pay of about 19 million German workers covered by collective wage agreements has risen at the fastest rate in more than a year in the second quarter.

Cotton industry accepts wage proposal

2014-08-19 11:04

Striking workers in the cotton textile industry have accepted a wage proposal, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union.

High wages a threat to SME sustainability?

2014-08-14 09:41

A Fin24 user is weighing up the sustainability of a small business against the demand for high wages.

Bank of England on wage watch

2014-08-10 11:15

Truck drivers in the Midlands region of England have not been this busy for six years, but there's little sign of it in their pockets.

Labour Wrap: Women must step forward

2014-08-07 07:31

Equal work for equal pay has become law in South Africa this week, but there's a but, says Terry Bell in his weekly Labour Wrap.

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.

 

Labour Wrap: A cure for prejudice

2014-08-28 07:40

The “lies, damned lies” aphorism is a warning to all of us to apply critical analysis to everything, says Terry Bell in his Labour Wrap.

UK bosses earn 143 times more than staff

2014-08-18 21:00

The heads of Britain's top firms earned 143 times as much as their average employee last year, with the largest pay gap being at Randgold Resources, a study shows.

What is fair in corporate vs labour?

2014-08-14 01:10

Fin24 user Janet Pretorius has been grappling with the subject of the gaping income gap for a couple of years and is still looking for answers on fair pay.

Is strike action a mandate to extort?

2014-08-08 22:51

A Fin24 user believes that the entrenchment of the rights for workers is a form of monopoly.

Unions should eye jobs, not only wages

2014-08-06 16:43

A Fin24 user believes the focus of unions should be on job creation rather than on wage increases at all cost.

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.

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