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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

Numsa makes progress in auto sector talks

2016-09-13 17:12

Members of Numsa in the automotive industry have reached an agreement in terms of its negotiations with automakers.

We are not affiliated to any political party, says new union

2016-07-12 10:56

Unions in South Africa are allowing themselves to be manipulated by employers and political parties, according to newcomer, the National Trade Union Congress of SA.

 

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.

Only the colour of cash matters

2016-10-16 07:38

Several trade unions and many protesting #FeesMustFall students have directed their anger at the wrong targets in the past week.

Why national minimum wage is good for SA economy

2016-07-26 18:59

A national minimum wage may not necessarily lead to job losses, as expected, but could boost productivity in workers, which can positively impact economic growth.

Bumpy road ahead for SA!

2016-05-19 15:14

Lesiba Seshoka explains why South Africa’s outlook might be bleaker than we think, and how politics is playing out in all spheres of the economy.

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