Industry leaders put heads together as coronavirus strikes

2020-03-16 21:58

While the government gets to grips with the emergence of the new coronavirus , introducing the closure of multiple trade ports as a preventative measure, industry leaders and organisations met on Monday morning to and assess the impact of the outbreak.

From business rescue to court action: Other unions react to Cosatu's plan to cut Eskom's debt

2020-02-11 14:43

Talks to use finance from public and private institutions to cut Eskom's R450bn of debt by around R250bn gathered pace last week in meetings between government, business and labour.

Nedlac failed to prevent R11m irregular expenditure - AG

2019-09-06 16:45

Irregular expenditure at National Economic Development and Labour Council went up from R1.4m in 2018 to R11.5m in 2019. The irregular expenditure reflected from 2018 is the subject of a disciplinary inquiry.

5 questions: BUSA CEO on transformation & what graduates should do to get a job

2018-11-11 15:44

Fin24 sat down with Tanya Cohen, CEO of Business Unity South Africa, the apex organisation that played a key role in coordinating business input to the Jobs Summit and Investment Conference.

Why we need the jobs summit - and so much more

2018-10-04 15:06

True, there's no quick fix. But send us, Mr President, says Sipho Pityana.

No forced public service retrenchments as government readies for Jobs Summit

2018-10-04 07:00

The Jobs Summit will see government promising no forced retrenchments in the 1.3 million-strong public service, says Madoda Vilakazi, executive director at Nedlac.

Cosatu warns Jobs Summit could be 'damp squib'

2018-09-30 12:20

Days before the National Jobs Summit, Cosatu has expressed its scepticism.

Wherefore art our unions in SA?

2018-04-08 06:03

South Africa’s trade union movement is in a state of flux.

Outsiders knocking on SA’s door to learn from Nedlac successes - Ramaphosa

2018-03-14 16:25

South Africa is an old hand when it comes to different social partners collaborating to reach solutions to problems, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Saftu wants keys to the kingdom

2017-09-10 06:00

The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is gearing up for exactly the same battle that laid the previous new labour federation low – getting into Nedlac, the labour constituency that negotiates economic policy with business and government.


Adriaan Basson: Ramaphosa’s straight talk refreshing and frightening

2020-03-09 06:00

His analysis was brutal: South Africa is not a country of savers. Our pension funds are effectively the only pots of money left. This was frightening and sobering to hear from the head of state, writes Adriaan Basson.

Explainer: Why unions have mixed feelings on secret ballot votes for strikes

2019-09-15 07:05

The Department of Labour has said a strike without a secret ballot vote is illegal.

Comply with 'balanced' minimum wage law, BUSA urges businesses

2018-11-26 20:09

BUSA says the newly signed law is a positive step towards stabilising labour relations in SA.

#JobsSummit: 'We don't have all the answers, but it's a process'

2018-10-04 16:57

Business, labour, government and the community sector have been working for three months under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in preparation for the Jobs Summit, in a bid to tackle the current unemployment rate of 27.2%.

Ferial Haffajee: Unemployment - the mountain we've made into a molehill

2018-10-04 13:57

It's clear summits make jobs. But do they lead to sustained employment? asks Ferial Haffajee.

AG slaps Nedlac with qualified audit

2018-10-02 13:47

Nedlac has been slapped with a qualified audit opinion in its annual report after incurring some R1m in irregular expenditure and not initially disclosing it in line with the PFMA, says the Auditor General.

Job losses can be avoided with National Minimum Wage exemption - Ramaphosa

2018-06-22 07:45

President Cyril Ramaphosa said that the provision of a national minimum wage exemption is designed for businesses that cannot implement the national minimum wage to avoid job losses.

No minimum wage deal by Workers' Day - Oliphant

2018-03-26 19:23

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says Nedlac and Parliament have slowed down the finalisation of the minimum wage process to such an extent that the symbolic Workers' Day deadline will be missed.

Cabinet approves minimum wage bill

2017-11-02 14:13

Cabinet has approved the National Minimum Wage Bill and the draft legislation will now be referred to Parliament, after which President Jacob Zuma will officially sign it into law.

Cosatu to strike against state capture, corruption

2017-08-31 15:39

Cosatu will hold a nationwide strike against state capture, corruption, and job losses on September 27.

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