No compensation for man after losing arm in work accident

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Ntongenzani Ngidi from KwaSithebe in Mandeni, north of Durban, is finding it difficult to look after himself, as well as his family, following a work injury he got in August that cost him his arm.

Labour Wrap: A threatened erosion of democracy

2018-01-18 06:00

Democratic norms can often be eroded behind a veneer of reforms claimed to be both necessary and progressive, says Terry Bell.

Make joining Numsa's new worker's party your new year's resolution - Jim

2018-01-01 22:57

South Africans have been encouraged to swell into the ranks of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA's new workers' party.

SABC reaches wage agreement with Bemawu

2017-12-16 11:53

Bemawu, one of the two unions at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, has accepted a revised increase from the public broadcaster, and has called off its strike.

Labour Wrap: Glimmers of hope in the gloom

2017-12-14 06:01

Civic groups around the country are starting to coalesce and unions are beginning to flex their muscles to ensure that the pension funds of workers are protected, says Terry Bell.

Midrand strikers may be getting jobs back after 23 years

2017-12-12 07:04

Nearly 24 years down the line, a number of former Midrand municipal workers who were controversially sacked after a strike in 1994, may be getting their jobs back as both general workers and drivers.

ConCourt ruling on Public Servants Act prevents uncontested salary deductions

2017-12-09 09:15

The Constitutional Court has ruled that employers must approach a court of law before they can make any deduction for alleged debt against an employee’s salary.

Govt wage woes mount

2017-12-07 17:57

Government negotiators have rejected trade unions’ demands for between 10- and 12% wage increases and a one-year deal, and instead offered inflation-linked hikes for junior and mid-level employees.

Inside labour: Are women part of our ‘modern slavery’?

2017-12-03 07:54

When Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the UN, delivered her powerful Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture in Cape Town last Saturday, she highlighted the disproportionate suffering of the female half of humanity.

Inside Labour: Women’s oppression and the potential irony of orange

2017-12-01 05:44

The ultimate irony of wearing orange to protest the oppression of women would be if the garment worn was made by the very slave labour it was designed to protest, says Terry Bell.


WATCH: Call to widen Sun Met boycott over Jooste's horses

2018-01-19 16:08

The Public Servants Association is adamant that civil society should join the boycott against the Sun Met, as Markus Jooste's horses will still be part of the race.

Compensation Fund frustrates Hawks investigation

2018-01-14 06:03

The labour department’s Compensation Fund is being accused of allegedly frustrating a R12.1m fraud case against a doctor in North West by failing to commission a forensic investigation in the past eight years.

Ramaphosa a 'deeply compromised capitalist billionaire' – Saftu

2017-12-28 22:30

Newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa will not improve South Africa and joblessness will continue under his reign, says the South African Federation of Trade Unions. 

Inside Labour: The future of 'a people united’ beckons

2017-12-15 06:00

Civic groups are starting to coalesce and to demand at least changes to a corrupt system that continues to favour the rich at the expense of the poor, says Terry Bell.

Outlook bleak as SA sheds more jobs

2017-12-12 16:38

Employment levels are expected to remain flat over the coming months, given low investment, confidence and economic growth, says an analyst.

SABC staff to resume strike over wages

2017-12-12 05:14

South African Broadcasting Corporation staff are due to resume strike action over wage disputes, the broadcaster has announced.

Inside Labour: A carnival of opportunism

2017-12-08 06:00

Despite cries for unity, the political line-up and reactions within alliance structures are riddled with self-interest and greed, focused on the battle for ANC succession, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Heaping confusion on confusion

2017-12-07 06:01

SA is being presented with a carnival of chaotic back-stabbing behind constant cries for unity as the ANC heads towards its elective conference, says Terry Bell.

A lack of data perpetuates neglect

2017-12-03 06:01

Talks about mining communities have become common, but most of these are poorly informed as they hardly reflect the voices of the people themselves, writes Dipuo Seema.

Labour Wrap: Women’s oppression and the wearing of orange

2017-11-30 06:01

Women are the greatest sufferers in the “lunatic race to the bottom” the present economic system forces workers to engage in, says Terry Bell.

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