Lockdown blues: Banks' credit life claims stream in

2020-05-22 05:01

Credit life insurance claims are starting to pour in as more consumers are losing their incomes because of the coronavirus lockdown.

Nearly 200 jobs affected as Ellies Electronics announces restructuring

2020-03-02 16:27

Local manufacturer Ellies Electronics will embark on a restructuring process, affecting 183 jobs.

Union wants to call on competition watchdog over Ab InBev retrenchment plans

2020-02-13 06:01

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.

The long shadow of retrenchments: Are workers under siege?

2020-02-02 10:43

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.

Numsa vows to defend jobs as Samancor joins list of retrenching companies

2020-01-25 11:08

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.

More jobs on the line because of electricity costs

2020-01-23 20:18

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 demands 'reckless' Telkom retrenchments be put on ice

2020-01-17 06:00

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.

We want guarantees that Eskom workers won’t be retrenched – Cosatu

2019-10-30 11:48

Labour federation Cosatu has said it will engage with government on the recently released special paper marking out a roadmap for Eskom.

'Make sure you have enough money on Thursday.' Union issues warning ahead of bank strike

2019-09-23 11:28

As many as 50 000 workers in the banking sector will be protesting against retrenchments on Friday.

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.


UIF will be under 'very serious' strain, warns labour minister

2020-05-07 21:28

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.

Eskom to offer voluntary retrenchment packages to some staff

2020-02-13 09:38

The cash-strapped power utility says employee exits are planned for the end of April 2020.

Unions slam SAA route cancellations, warn of 'devastating' impact on jobs

2020-02-07 09:13

'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.

Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling

2020-01-27 17:23

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.

Numsa: Telkom retrenchment plans 'an attack on workers'

2020-01-24 11:54

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.

Energy tariffs, market slump blamed as retrenchment process begins at Rustenburg smelter

2020-01-20 10:16

Merafe Resources says "unsustainable electricity tariffs" have played a role in its decision to start a consultation process to retrench employees.

Parly committee chair wants government to stop job cuts at DionWired, Masscash

2020-01-16 14:22

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.

Court can stop bank strike on Wednesday

2019-09-23 15:36

Business Unity South Africa, representing SA's major banks, has filed a court application to interdict a planned bank strike.

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.

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