French truckers plan blocks as wage talks loom

2015-01-18 19:00

French truck drivers plan on blockages to disrupt traffic on key roads starting from Sunday evening as union members say they are preparing for a tough fight.

Govt must enforce all labour laws - Cosatu

2014-11-27 16:05

The government must enforce all labour laws, including requiring employers to report on disproportionate income at all wage levels, says Cosatu in the North West.

Mineworkers want R8 500p/m minimum

2014-11-26 17:03

The minimum wage for mineworkers must be R8 500 a month, the National Assembly's labour committee has heard.

ANC cheers new wages for domestic workers

2014-11-26 06:00

Increasing domestic workers' wages in line with the new minimum wage will go a long way towards addressing the exploitation of workers, says the ANC.

The manager who outearns Jacob Zuma

2014-10-26 18:11

A Gauteng municipal manager tops President Jacob Zuma's salary by more than R200 000 a year.

Nene warns on wage bill

2014-10-22 15:05

The public service will henceforth have to accept inflation-related increases or face staff cuts, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene warned on Wednesday in his first mid-term budget.

Neasa in court over wage agreement

2014-09-25 11:40

Neasa has lodged an urgent application in the Labour Court to stop the extension of the metals industry wage agreement to non-signatories.

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

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

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

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.


Wage growth stagnates, lags pre-crisis rates

2014-12-06 07:10

The latest ILO Global Wage Report warns of stalled wages in many countries and points to the labour market as a driver of inequality.

Call to scrap sector-wide wage deals

2014-11-26 21:05

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is proposing that all sector determinations be abolished, saying that it does not address inequality.

Domestic workers want R3 000

2014-11-26 12:38

Domestic workers must be paid R3 000 per month, parliament's portfolio committee on labour has heard.

New wage rates for domestic workers

2014-11-25 12:43

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has upwardly adjusted domestic workers’ annual wages in line with the new minimum wage.

Nene warns on wage bill

2014-10-22 15:12

The public service will henceforth have to accept inflation-related increases or face staff cuts, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene warned on Wednesday in his first mid-term budget.

Skilled wages to rise up to 10% - Hays

2014-10-09 14:15

British recruiting firm Hays says skill shortages are pushing up some white collar salaries as much as 10%, contrasting with generally slack wage growth.

Clothing union signs wage agreement

2014-09-16 08:31

A new wage agreement which would benefit about 80 000 clothing workers nationally has been signed, says the SA Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

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

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.

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