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Unions say they are still none the wiser on what government plans to do to secure R2bn to help aid the business rescue process at embattled airline, SAA.
The Department of Labour has said a strike without a secret ballot vote is illegal.
The Government Employees Pension Fund, managed by the PIC, holds R54.8bn of Eskom bonds, or 16.8% of all the debt outstanding, more than five times the next-biggest holder.
Senior executives from the Public Investment Corporation’s three biggest labour union contributors are set to be appointed to the interim board of the fund manager that’s being investigated over allegations of wrongdoing.
Fadwah Rinquest has been sewing cuffs on shirts for about 10 years. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.
The newly elected executive of the South African Municipal Workers Union has been given 90 days to investigate the cause of the union's insolvency and provide recommendations.
The National Assembly approved the Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill, which seeks to strengthen governance and improve transparency at the investment manager.
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.
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?
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 had better move fast if they wish to remain relevant in the future, says Terry Bell.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) called on police to find those behind the assassination of Bongani Cola, deputy chairperson of the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa).
President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the Labour department will now be expanded to focus on employment too. Confused? Here's why this change is important.
The future of Dennis George, the suspended general secretary of the Federation of Unions of SA will be decided on May 16, following a two-day disciplinary hearing at the union federation’s Roodepoort headquarters that concluded on Friday.
The registrar of labour relations intends to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) unless he is convinced otherwise – because it is no longer a "genuine trade union".
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the amount of jobs which will be affected by the fourth industrial revolution cannot be predicted.
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.
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.
Saftu's proposed minimum wage is wholly unrealistic and even if they could implement it, it would lead to massive job losses.
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.
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