ARTICLES RELATING TO TRADE UNIONS

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.

Trade unions plan Eskom shutdown on Thursday over wages

2018-06-11 17:13

Two trade unions will hold a one-day shutdown at Eskom on Thursday over 0% salary increases, despite many workers being barred from striking as they are designated essential services.

Trade unions harm workers with unrealistic demands

2018-05-02 11:44

Saftu's proposed minimum wage is wholly unrealistic and even if they could implement it, it would lead to massive job losses.

Constitutionality of affirmative action, BEE to be challenged in ConCourt

2017-11-02 07:55

The Constitutional Court is expected to hear a case brought by Solidarity and the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association challenging the constitutionality of BEE and affirmative action.

Saftu wants keys to the kingdom

2017-09-10 06:00

The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is gearing up for exactly the same battle that laid the previous new labour federation low – getting into Nedlac, the labour constituency that negotiates economic policy with business and government.

Vavi’s federation condemns use of pensions to bail out SOEs

2017-05-26 21:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it is concerned over Treasury’s plans to bail out failing state-owned enterprises by using government employee pensions.

Numsa celebrates 30th birthday on May Day

2017-05-01 08:32

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa will be celebrating its 30th birthday on Worker's Day.

How government can enforce the minimum wage

2017-02-12 17:46

Government can introduce incentives or sanctions to ensure that employers comply with the national minimum wage agreement, says a researcher.

'Cosatu's backing for Ramaphosa a big boost'

2016-11-24 21:01

While Cosatu’s endorsement will boost Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s chances of becoming president, the succession race remains wide open, an analyst says.

'We wanted a minimum wage that would make an impact' - Ramaphosa

2016-11-20 18:42

About 7m or 47% of working South Africans earn below the proposed minimum wage of R3500.

 

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.

OPINION: Too much murk in dealings by the PIC

2018-05-27 09:46

Are Cosatu-affiliated trade union investment companies, under the umbrella of Cosatu Investments, in line to be helped by the Public Investment Corporation to a R15 billion debt-funded share deal, asks Terry Bell?

Largest public sector trade union moves to interdict PIC

2017-11-03 18:04

The PSA, SA's largest public sector trade union, is seeking legal advice to interdict the annual general meeting of the government-owned Public Investment Corporation.

Unions vow to resist bailing out 'bankrupt' state-owned firms

2017-10-17 21:30

Trade union federations have unanimously said they will resist attempts by government to use workers’ pension money to bail out “bankrupt” state-owned enterprises, like SAA.

Has the labour movement become a middle class movement?

2017-08-24 10:18

The South African labour landscape has undergone massive changes in the past few years that have left the country’s trade union movement almost unrecognisable, writes Andries Bezuidenhout.

Don't tap into PIC for SAA bailout - union

2017-05-24 20:00

A public services trade union has voiced concern that Treasury could consider the Public Investment Corporation as one of the options to finance lossmaking state carrier SAA.

Zwelinzima Vavi's bold message on SA's newest federation

2017-03-24 21:45

The labour movement in South Africa is poised for change and political and business leaders better tighten their seat belts, says Zwelinzima Vavi.

Labour landscape is shifting

2017-01-08 07:44

If proposed new union federation gets off the ground this year, unionism may provide new activity and encouragement in the sector

Labour relations in unprecedented flux – Solidarity’s GdP predicts 5 year outcomes

2016-11-23 18:35

A labour analyst demystifies some of the current labour relations imponderables while highlighting others that might flow from the current wrangling.

Inside Labour: For the poor, policy offers little relief

2016-10-30 10:30

Tightening of fiscal policy & a tweak to the tax rates are some of the methods used to gain the approval of rating agencies but for the majority of South Africans, junk status already applies: they live it

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