ARTICLES RELATING TO RETRENCHMENTS

Your rights during retrenchment

2019-09-16 07:38

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.

ConCourt dismisses appeal by over 1 800 retrenched Edcon employees

2019-05-02 17:52

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an appeal by 1 818 retrenched employees of retailer Edcon.

Sifiso Skenjana: Standard Bank, SABC and more – why SA must mind the labour force gap

2019-03-19 06:00

Standard Bank and ABSA are not alone in facing possible retrenchments, and SA must plan its response, says Sifiso Skenjana.

Accenture to sell software that allowed it to cut 40 000 jobs

2019-01-29 15:27

Accenture, the global consulting firm, will begin selling automation software that has already eliminated about 40 000 internal roles.

Minister's 'meddling' in SABC may be unlawful - civil group

2018-12-05 22:01

The SABC board told Parliament that it needed a R3bn bailout as it was in a position where it would not be able to pay salaries after March if nothing changed, but Parliament has urged them to first recover millions lost through dodgy deals.

SABC board jumping the gun on retrenchments, has not followed due process - Mokonyane

2018-11-01 17:07

The SABC board's announcements on its intentions to retrench workers is pre-emptive and not in compliance with the s189 process, said Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.

SABC admits jobs are at risk in restructuring

2018-10-29 20:01

The SABC says it expects that all employees and at all levels will be affected by restructuring which could affect 981 employees and 1 200 freelancers.

Group Five expects more jobs losses in EPC cluster

2018-10-03 22:13

Diversified construction company Group Five expects further retrenchments mainly within its Engineer, Construct and Procurement cluster, a spokesperson told Fin24.

Job cuts kill towns

2018-08-26 07:42

Proposed retrenchments by Impala Platinum will have a devastating domino effect on communities and businesses.

Dept of Mineral Resources slams Implats retrenchment plans as 'thoughtless'

2018-08-02 17:01

The Department of Mineral Resources says an announcement of job cuts by platinum miner Implats smacks of bad faith in the midst of commitments to save jobs.

 

Solidarity asks Minister Patel to intervene in ArcelorMittal retrenchments

2019-08-07 21:54

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.

AMCU slams Lonmin-Sibanye merger over 'magnitude' of job losses at Competition Appeal Court

2019-04-08 13:17

The Competition Appeal Court has heard that a merger between two mining companies would lead to substantial job losses, affecting the surrounding community.

Hundreds of jobs at risk as Absa revamps retail bank

2019-03-07 07:42

Absa Group is restructuring its South African retail and business banking unit within months of reducing the division’s management team and rolling out a new strategy.

SABC says retrenchments not cancelled, process still on hold

2019-01-21 15:53

The cash-strapped public broadcaster issued the statement in light of what it says are incorrect reports that its board had taken a decision to suspend the retrenchment process.

Communications minister draws the line over SABC retrenchments

2018-12-03 20:04

Newly appointed Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has drawn a line in the sand over proposed retrenchments at the SABC, according to a letter apparently leaked from her office.

Retrenchments won't fix SABC, unions warn

2018-10-30 14:42

Labour has expressed shock at the SABC's announcement of possible retrenchments in terms of Section 189 of the Labour Relations Act, questioning whether the broadcaster will be in a state to cover the elections in 2019.

SABC's total irregular expenditure nears R5bn

2018-10-04 17:18

The SABC incurred R570m in irregular expenditure during the 2017/18 financial year, bringing its total close to R5bn.

Afro Worldview employees await labour court ruling

2018-09-20 07:35

Judgment is expected to be handed down on Thursday morning where an estimated 22 retrenched employees want Afro Worldview to give them formal notice and severance pay.

Mantashe says plan by Implats to cut 13 000 jobs is 'unethical and reckless'

2018-08-03 18:44

Minerals Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has labelled as 'unethical and reckless' a decision by platinum miner Implats to slash 13 000 jobs in a restructuring process aimed at boosting income.

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.

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