Scammed SA teachers released, heading back home from China

2018-06-22 11:47

The Chinese government has released a group of aspiring teachers who were stranded in the country after being scammed.

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.

R15 for a delivery: The battle of 3 desperate men who deliver your food

2018-06-19 10:10

Immigrants working as independent contractors for food delivery companies such as Uber Eats, MrD Food and OrderIn, say they are exploited.

INSIDE LABOUR: The need for a national conversation about youth

2018-06-15 06:00

There is little for today's youth to celebrate as they contemplate the present and their future prospects. But as their predecessors showed, change can be driven and political will can be awakened, writes Terry Bell.

Eskom vows to keep lights on during wage protest

2018-06-13 16:35

Eskom has given an update on the planned strike action and wage negotiations.

We haven't decided on number of Air Chefs layoffs yet - SAA

2018-06-12 06:45

Air Chefs, the catering arm of South African Airways, has launched a consultation process with unions that may lead to job losses.

Amazon blasted by labour group over factory conditions in China

2018-06-11 15:53

A watchdog group is calling on to improve conditions for factory workers in China, renewing criticisms that CEO Jeff Bezos became wealthy on the backs of poorly paid labourers.

Battle looms over labour law changes

2018-06-10 09:45

A curate’s egg. That is the best way to describe the amendments to the labour laws now passed by the National Assembly, writes Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Austerity, democracy and wishful thinking

2018-06-08 06:01

Many unions are facing falling membership following squabbles and splits, claims of corruption, or lack of democracy. The labour movement is in crisis - weaker than it has been for years, writes Terry Bell.

PSA set to strike as public service wage talks deadlock

2018-06-04 19:22

The Public Service Association has announced that it will embark on a strike next week, after public sector wage negotiations failed to reach an agreement.


Race on to rescue 51 scammed South Africans trapped in China

2018-06-22 08:44

South Africans have reached into their pockets in the defence of 51 young people detained by the Chinese government.

Unions snub Eskom's 4.7% wage hike, await feedback on package of issues

2018-06-20 16:48

Unions negotiating wage increases with Eskom say they have rejected the power utility's offer of a 4.7% increase, but are waiting to hear back about a list of issues presented to the utility.

Gordhan bridges divide between Eskom, unions

2018-06-15 20:41

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan met with the Eskom board and unions, the parties agreed to resume wage negotiations and normalise operations to ensure security of electricity supply.

Gordhan commits to giving Eskom workers increases - Cosatu

2018-06-13 21:24

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has committed to ensure Eskom does not go back to the negotiating table with the same offer of a 0% wage increase, says trade federation Cosatu.

Eskom 'tense but stable' ahead of planned strike

2018-06-13 11:44

Eskom’s power stations and other critical facilities continue to operate optimally in line with the contingency measures that the company has put in place.

Sassa strike on hold, following 'positive' engagements with Shabangu - PSA

2018-06-11 18:11

Following a meeting with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu, the Public Servants Association has put its Sassa strike on hold.

AMCU seeks R12 500 minimum for gold miners

2018-06-11 13:11

Union AMCU plans to demand a R12 500 monthly minimum wage from some of the country’s top gold producers in upcoming wage negotiations.

Majority of unions sign public sector wage agreement

2018-06-08 14:52

A majority of trade unions have signed the public sector wage agreement, the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council has confirmed.

Numsa walks out of Eskom wage talks, unions reject 0% increase offer

2018-06-07 16:47

Numsa has walked out of the second round of wage negotiations at Eskom, accusing the power utility of 'hostility' and bringing armed security to the negotiation venue.

INSIDE LABOUR: Minimum wage, innovation and persecution

2018-06-01 06:00

The waste picker programme in Brazil's “greenest city on earth” shows an integrated approach, based on people's needs, can clearly pay off, says Terry Bell.

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