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Credit life insurance claims are starting to pour in as more consumers are losing their incomes because of the coronavirus lockdown.
Local manufacturer Ellies Electronics will embark on a restructuring process, affecting 183 jobs.
Food and Allied Workers Union deputy general secretary, Mngomezulu Mayoyo, said the union was considering approaching the Competition Commission, as the union believed AB InBev was flouting the terms of its 2016 merger with SAB.
With 2020 starting off on a fraught economic footing, ordinary South Africans have not been spared: in the first month alone, several companies have already announced their intention to retrench staff in line with Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has warned yet another company invoking section 189 of the Labour Relations Act – Samancor Chrome – that it would fight its plans to cut 595 jobs at its smelting operations.
Thousands more people stand to lose their jobs because of unstable electricity supply in SA, as Samancor Chrome Limited has become the latest employer to issue retrenchment notices.
Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann said in the statement that there was no evidence that cutting thousands of jobs could secure Telkom’s financial stability and that evidence pointed to such a move potentially having the opposite effect.
Labour federation Cosatu has said it will engage with government on the recently released special paper marking out a roadmap for Eskom.
As many as 50 000 workers in the banking sector will be protesting against retrenchments on Friday.
Union Solidarity has asked Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel to sit in on an ArcelorMittal meeting aimed at discussing the company's restructuring plans, which could see as many as 2 000 employees retrenched.
Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi said on Thursday afternoon that the Unemployment Insurance Fund was going to be under "very serious strain" and that he foresaw a period where there would be heavy dependence on the state.
The cash-strapped power utility says employee exits are planned for the end of April 2020.
'No consultation whatsoever has taken place with labour as required by law' say the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and the SA Cabin Crew Association.
When a union negotiates a retrenchment agreement with an employer, should this be binding on employees who are not members of the union? The Constitutional Court ruled on this last week, writes Wilmien Wicomb.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said in a statement released on Thursday that the retrenchment process that Telkom initiated last week was an attack on workers and that the union would work with other unions to fight it.
Merafe Resources says "unsustainable electricity tariffs" have played a role in its decision to start a consultation process to retrench employees.
The chairperson of Parliament’s Select Committee on Trade and Industry says while it is not ideal for government to 'interfere' in business, the large number of job cuts will frustrate government's objectives of creating over a million jobs.
Business Unity South Africa, representing SA's major banks, has filed a court application to interdict a planned bank strike.
Unfortunately, retrenchment is a reality that many employees are faced with. Knowing what your rights are – and understanding the legality around the retrenchment process – is extremely important.
The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by 1 818 retrenched employees of retailer Edcon.
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