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Govt wage woes mount

2017-12-07 17:57

Government negotiators have rejected trade unions’ demands for between 10- and 12% wage increases and a one-year deal, and instead offered inflation-linked hikes for junior and mid-level employees.

UK wage growth beats forecasts but still lags inflation

2017-08-16 13:45

The squeeze on UK consumers has continued in the second quarter, when the fastest inflation in four years ate into workers’ income.

How low can they go in setting steel wages?

2017-07-16 06:00

Some employer groups think they have an iron-clad bargaining chip to get unions to sign up for an almost unprecedented lowering of prescribed entry-level wages.

Should performance be linked to pay?

2017-06-07 10:21

For decades, companies have given bonuses and raises based on employee performance. But is this truly the most effective way of ensuring each employee gives their best?

INFOGRAPHIC: How to get a pay rise

2017-03-27 19:17

Timing, preparation and control are essential to getting paid fairly. This infographic by Adzuna is guide on how you can navigate your way to a salary increase.

Fedusa guns for double-digit wage hikes

2017-03-06 18:34

Wage negotiating during the course of this year will start above inflation, vows the Federation of Unions of South Africa.

Labour Court confirms Eskom wage position

2016-12-26 13:25

The Labour Court has confirmed Eskom’s 2013/14 final offer by upholding the arbitrator’s award to Eskom and dismissing the unions’ application for review.

Employment costs higher than inflation

2016-10-04 16:57

According to the Monetary Policy Review, increases in labour costs have been consistently higher than the increase in inflation.

Gender-wage gap persists - PwC

2016-07-15 22:21

The gender-wage gap is still a problem in business, even at executive level.

Worker exodus on EU’s fringe turns after 25 years

2016-06-06 12:13

The outpouring of workers from the Baltic region since the demise of communism may be approaching its end.

 

South Africans work harder for cheaper meat - study

2017-08-22 21:24

South Africa’s meat is 20% cheaper than the world average, but South Africans have to work more hours than their counterparts in other countries to afford it, a study shows.

Why history matters for entrepreneurs

2017-07-21 11:15

In order to understand why certain strategies companies used succeeded (or failed), it is vital to have a firm grasp of the times and context in which they came into being.

New minimum wage for hospitality sector

2017-07-07 13:09

The minimum wage for SA's hospitality sector has been revised upward with effect from July 1 2017.

Almost all working South Africans fear losing their jobs - survey

2017-05-16 11:13

The biggest fear of up to 92% of South African employees is losing their jobs, a survey shows, while some feel trapped in poorly paid, insecure and dead-end jobs.

CEOs take pay cuts as investors keep watch on wages

2017-03-23 15:26

CEOs of UK's public firms rarely look forward to facing their shareholders, but the run-up to this year’s annual general meeting season is provoking a particularly strong anxiety.

UK's low-paid men see hours fall as wage inequality widens

2017-01-13 09:47

Falling working hours among low-paid men are contributing to inequality in the UK, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

CEOs of JSE-listed firms rake in about R13m - report

2016-11-23 05:45

The average increase of CEOs' total pay climbed by 11% from R7.6m in 2009 to R13.3m in 2015, according to a new report.

Don't be too hopeful of pay hikes, bonuses - economist

2016-08-24 15:25

Strained economic conditions have reduced the probability of bonus payments and lowered hopes of salary increases, says Mike Schüssler.

‘Tough’ wage talks on the cards with car makers

2016-06-19 11:49

Automakers are hoping to avoid a repeat of crippling, weeks-long strikes that have paralysed the industry in the past when they start negotiations with unions.

Amcu looking for 'living wage' from mine bosses

2016-05-16 16:01

Amcu is on course to begin meetings to decide on pay demands for platinum companies with the existing two-year wage deal expiring soon.

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