Mpumelelo Mkhabela: Unions should be allocated seats on the boards of SOEs

2020-03-05 10:17

The old Marx-inspired idea that the only thing workers have is their labour is not applicable in the modern era where workers have the real prospects of making a positive difference by contributing ideas, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

OPINION | SA is nearing an economic abyss and we must admit we are in a crisis

2020-02-28 16:15

Basically in a space of eight months the economic and fiscal policy outlook of South Africa had turned for the worst in a way that government was unable to contain. Are we in free-fall or are we directing the pace of decline? writes Lukhona Mnguni.

Court dismisses Numsa bid to prevent SAA job cuts

2020-02-20 18:38

The Labour Court has dismissed an urgent application by Numsa and the SA Cabin Crew Association, as the unions seek to stop SAA and its business rescue practitioners from cutting jobs at SAA.

OPINION | How Germany resolves conflict between unions and employers: Lessons for SA

2019-11-29 10:46

Labour relations can become a hindrance to progress if they are governed by mistrust and ideological warfare. But if trust, responsibility and clear rules reign, like in Germany, it can shape a country's social progress, writes Martin Schäfer.

Gordhan: SAA is not too big to fail

2019-11-14 21:35

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said unions are risking the future of SAA and jobs.

Unions a crucial cog in the machine that could help save SOEs

2019-08-11 08:23

Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Terry Bell: How will workers vote in 2019?

2019-05-08 08:08

A great deal has changed among unions over the last 25 years, says Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: On chicken, dumping, and union power

2019-04-26 06:00

The cut-price Dutch are back again, but there's been little protest that local poultry producers are among the most efficient anywhere, says Terry Bell.

SARS and public service union at odds over wages, staff cuts

2019-02-25 20:32

The Public Servants Association says SARS has shown no commitment to meeting its demands.

Radebe to hold briefing on Independent Power Producers - this might be why

2019-02-22 16:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Sunday hold a briefing on Independent Power Producers, which have been thrust into the spotlight following news of Eskom's unbundling.

 

Mbhazima Shilowa: Mr President, don't let the current crisis with unions go to waste

2020-03-05 06:00

Why is it that MPs across the aisle have agreed it is time for the public sector and the government to compromise in the interest of the country, but have not made the call to slash their current salaries, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

ANALYSIS: Mboweni’s 2020 Budget speech draws the battle lines

2020-02-28 06:00

With the economy on its knees, government’s latest budget speech expects unionised labour to share the pain. If history is a guide, the plan is unlikely to yield the desired results, writes Sean Gossel.

Bruce Whitfield: SAA is rapidly running out of runway...

2019-12-04 09:14

If the airline is under any illusions about government's resolve about cutbacks, it needs look no further than President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to lay off 22 workers at one of his farms.

Googlers say the company is trying to crush worker organisation after it fired 4 people

2019-11-26 18:51

Google fired four employees on Monday for what it described in an internal memo as "clear and repeated violations" of its data security policies.

OPINION: Why change fails (and what to do about it)

2019-09-25 05:00

Research indicates that more than half of change initiatives around the world fail, with digital transformations proving even more difficult to get right, writes Gavin Isaacs.

Banking union plans largest strike since 1920

2019-08-05 20:01

South Africa's biggest financial union is threatening to disrupt the country's banking industry by leading its 73 000 members on a strike next month, in what would be its largest industrial action in almost a century.

Terry Bell: How will workers vote in 2019?

2019-05-08 05:00

A great deal has changed among unions over the last 25 years, says Terry Bell.

Amcu ‘is not a genuine trade union’ – here’s what happens now

2019-04-24 16:41

If the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is de-registered as a trade union, it will simply vanish overnight. But first it will almost certainly find the courts willing to stop the labour department from wiping it out.

There is 'no opportunity for corruption' at IPP procurement office, says Radebe

2019-02-24 11:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has slammed rumours that there is anything untoward within the bidding process of Independent Power Producer procurement.

Hospersa criticises Netcare for possible retrenchments

2019-01-26 12:18

The Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA has issued a statement in which it criticised the Netcare Group for possible retrenchments.

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