Another win for Namibia’s Shoprite staff

2018-08-12 06:00

Shoprite has once again given in to pressure from its employees in Namibia, withdrawing its court case against the workers after it earlier withdrew a lawsuit.

No plans to lay off 30 000 public servants - Minister

2018-08-10 20:23

Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo has slammed reports that government is considering laying off 30 000 public servants, saying they are "misleading" and "creating a state of panic".

Unions make progress on Eskom's latest offer but deadlock over members being charged

2018-08-08 18:13

The two largest unions at Eskom have allegedly accepted a revised wage offer in principle, but have deadlocked with the power utility over another issue.

Youth jobless rate double that of over 40s - Stats SA

2018-07-31 16:21

Quarterly unemployment data released by Stats SA highlights the bleak job prospects for young South Africans, with the jobless rate rising to 33.6%.

Can we redefine a new social reality?

2018-07-29 05:15

Is there really any serious prospect for change in South Africa, or are we facing yet another false dawn?

Numsa scores landmark ConCourt win on labour brokers

2018-07-26 16:37

The Constitutional Court has decided in favour of Numsa in a case relating to the ongoing debate about who should be regarded as the employer of workers placed in jobs by a labour broker.

Big win for Metrorail workers as CCMA orders R35.5m pay-out

2018-07-23 17:03

Metrorail Western Cape has been ordered by the CCMA to pay a total of about R35.5m to almost 200 of its workers.

Fort Hare exams suspended as Nehawu strike over wages continues

2018-07-18 15:19

Students at the University of Fort Hare have been unable to write their exams due to a strike by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union.

Eskom and unions to return to wage negotiation table

2018-07-16 20:46

Unions will meet with Eskom on Tuesday to give feedback on the power utility’s wage offer.

Eskom wage talks: Unions want meeting with Nene, Gordhan

2018-07-11 09:02

Unions representing workers at Eskom have requested to meet with the finance minister and minister of public enterprises as wage negotiations have reached a critical stage.


Mantashe must wear the hat of conviction

2018-08-12 06:00

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe last week expressed surprise and shock that Impala Platinum, which plans to lay off 13 000 mine workers, cares more about profit than it does about its people.

Govt considering laying off 30 000 public servants - report

2018-08-10 14:08

Government may lay off 30 000 public servants in an effort to cut costs, according to a report in the Mail & Guardian.

Cosatu 'deeply distressed' by rising unemployment, blames lack of decisive leadership

2018-08-01 07:54

The rising unemployment rate in the second quarter should be blamed on policy incoherence, lack of decisive leadership and imagination, says Cosatu.

Shock rise in SA unemployment as manufacturing bleeds jobs

2018-07-31 11:33

The official unemployment rate increased by 0.5% to 27.2% in the second quarter of 2018, up from 26.7% in the first three months of the year.

INSIDE LABOUR: We did not steal the billions, so why should we have to pay?

2018-07-27 06:00

Government supporters tend to ask where the money will come from to solve urgent problems. But this lands in the wake of R19bn of irregular expenditure at Eskom, writes Terry Bell.

Clothing union declares national wage dispute against Pep Stores

2018-07-25 21:50

The SA Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union is demanding an across-the-board wage increase of 8%, higher long service awards payouts and additional study leave.

Think outside the box to solve land and waste problems

2018-07-20 05:45

Individual ownership in a capitalist system is not the only alternative to feudal control, says Terry Bell.

Further Sassa strike action 'not excluded' following salary negotiation delays

2018-07-17 18:20

The Public Servants Association has called the South African Social Security Agency's attempts to delay salary negotiations irresponsible and has warned that further strike action cannot be excluded.

INSIDE LABOUR: The more things change, the more they stay the same

2018-07-13 06:00

Advances in productivity and innovation sadly have not always been accompanied by improvement in the lot of workers, writes Terry Bell.

Illicit tobacco trade a threat to jobs – union

2018-07-11 06:51

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union has warned that illicit trade is a threat to jobs in the tobacco industry.

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