Payouts of up to R6 700 per month: This is what workers in struggling firms could get from govt

2020-03-29 15:00

Employers whose businesses have been crippled by the coronavirus crisis can apply for funding to help cover worker salaries.

SA platinum mine wage negotiations to start next week

2019-07-02 16:39

South Africa’s largest platinum-mining labour union has said it will meet the nation’s top three producers on successive days next week as it starts formal negotiations for a three-year wage deal.

Employed but still poor: The state of low-wage working poverty

2019-06-10 16:38

Paid employment is generally considered the most sustainable way of pulling people out of poverty. But the past two decades have seen a global rise in the complex phenomenon of the working poor. South Africa is no exception.

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.

After getting 3 000% wage hike, workers fired in Venezuela

2018-09-17 10:58

Venezuelan workers who earned a pittance are now earning a slightly larger pittance, thanks to a big increase in the minimum wage.

Zimbabwe bank workers demand 60% wage increase

2018-05-23 14:34

Bank workers in Zimbabwe have demanded a 60% wage increase and have given finance institutions in the country a two-week ultimatum

Unions tone down threats of public sector strike

2018-04-13 18:27

The Public Service Association is upbeat that the stalled civil service wage negotiations will gain momentum, following an urgent meeting with the Minister of Public Service and Administration.

SABC staff to resume strike over wages

2017-12-12 05:14

South African Broadcasting Corporation staff are due to resume strike action over wage disputes, the broadcaster has announced.

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.


Platinum giants eye Sibanye's gold mining deal as wage yardstick

2019-07-19 08:11

Following a five-month strike that was eventually declared illegal, Sibanye agreed to increase the pay of workers at its three gold mines by 5.5%.

Bhutan to double teacher pay

2019-06-15 07:50

In many countries teachers have a rough time but not in Bhutan, the small Himalayan kingdom famous for striving for Gross National Happiness, where their pay is being doubled.

UPDATE: AMCU to appeal Labour Court ruling on Lonmin strike

2019-03-15 15:47

Lonmin says the Labour Court has ruled that the planned secondary strike by workers affiliated to AMCU will be unprotected.

Sibanye-Stillwater signs 3-year wage deal with unions

2018-11-15 10:11

Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a three-year wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA.

Eskom wage talks: Unions want meeting with Nene, Gordhan

2018-07-11 09:02

Unions representing workers at Eskom have requested to meet with the finance minister and minister of public enterprises as wage negotiations have reached a critical stage.

Very unattractive people earn significantly more money, according to a new study

2018-04-20 12:48

There was a positive association between attractiveness and earnings, except for the really ugly people.

New minimum wage bill has gaping holes

2017-12-17 06:01

The long-awaited draft bill has flaws that will exclude vulnerable workers and could even pull wages down in certain sectors, according to one expert.

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.

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