Inside Labour: The only way to eradicate child labour

2017-11-24 06:00

The scourge of child labour can only be eradicated where an adequate social welfare net exists or where all families are guaranteed the basic necessities of life, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Christmas, the economy and child labour

2017-11-23 06:00

Child labour is a growing problem on a global scale, as international corporations and supermarkets put pressure on producers to provide goods at ever cheaper prices, says Terry Bell.

Eskom taking measures in case of NUM coal strike

2017-11-13 18:19

Eskom says it is concerned about the duration of a potential NUM coal strike, and possible intimidation against Eskom coal suppliers not affiliated with the union.

Inside labour: SABC needs loyal union leaders to serve

2017-11-12 06:00

The industrial relations mess that exists within the SABC highlights many of the problems facing the trade union movement in South Africa and the world.

Inside Labour: Unity, democracy - the hope for the SABC

2017-11-10 06:00

Unity among workers could ensure that the SABC becomes what democrats everywhere would wish it to be: the primary communications medium in the service of the people, says Terry Bell.

SABC staff embark on national strike

2017-11-02 09:28

SABC employees across the country, including journalists and newsreaders, have downed tools and embarked on strike action, saying that they are fed up with political interference in reporting.

Unions worry about R16bn BEE investment

2017-10-29 14:30

About R16bn of public sector workers' pension funds may have already been handed over to politically motivated investments under the guise of promoting black economic empowerment.

NUM member denies shooting AMCU member

2017-10-26 22:01

A man who was arrested in connection with the shooting of a member of the AMCU on Thursday told the Brits Magistrate's Court that he had no knowledge of the charges brought against him.

Warning that wage bill poses a major risk to fiscus

2017-10-25 15:49

A public sector wage bill increase higher than inflation will lead to a massive shortfall in the compensation budget, making the wage talks currently underway a major risk on the fiscus.

Mango strike called off following agreement - union

2017-10-20 09:55

Mango pilots have returned to work this morning after a labour dispute with the low-cost airline was resolved on Thursday night.


Coal producers conclude 3-year wage agreement

2017-11-23 12:48

The Chamber of Mines has reached a three-year wage settlement with the National Union of Mineworkers.

Disciplinary hearings and the employee's right to legal representation

2017-11-14 07:30

Under what circumstances does the employee have the right to engage legal representation in respect of a disciplinary hearing? Advocate Tertius Wessels discusses.

State drags its feet on wage offer decision

2017-11-12 06:00

Government this week remained tight-lipped on its negotiation position despite delaying the public service wage talks by more than three weeks.

NUM plans to start coal strike end of next week

2017-11-10 18:32

The National Union of Mineworkers could start a strike in the coal industry soon.

Inside Labour: Apples and a looming tragedy

2017-11-03 06:00

With clear objectives, mass mobilisation makes sense - but it must be for thoroughgoing democratic transformation, right across the board, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: When a box of apples signals social tragedy

2017-11-02 06:00

The potential for Cape Town's water crisis was known more than 20 years ago but a generally unaware public underlines the importance of the flow of honest reporting, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: ‘Red October’ and talk of a workers’ party

2017-10-27 06:00

There is a growing and widespread feeling within the labour movement that some alternative to the existing political arrangement must be found, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Two October centenaries and talk of a workers’ party

2017-10-26 06:00

SA has celebrated 100 years since the birth of Oliver Tambo as well as the centenary of the Russian revolution, but any form of unity among unions seems doubtful, says Terry Bell.

Retiring ArcelorMittal CEO increases retrenchment fears - union

2017-10-25 12:21

Trade union Solidarity is concerned after Wim de Klerk, CEO of steel producer ArcelorMittal SA, announced his retirement.

Inside Labour: The SABC and the fight for media freedom

2017-10-20 06:00

With South Africa's media freedom being eroded, it is truly time for every concerned citizen to come to the aid of the SABC’s honest media workers and their unions, says Terry Bell.

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