The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Employers whose businesses have been crippled by the coronavirus crisis can apply for funding to help cover worker salaries.
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.
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.
The Public Servants Association says SARS has shown no commitment to meeting its demands.
Venezuelan workers who earned a pittance are now earning a slightly larger pittance, thanks to a big increase in the minimum wage.
Bank workers in Zimbabwe have demanded a 60% wage increase and have given finance institutions in the country a two-week ultimatum
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.
South African Broadcasting Corporation staff are due to resume strike action over wage disputes, the broadcaster has announced.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Lonmin says the Labour Court has ruled that the planned secondary strike by workers affiliated to AMCU will be unprotected.
Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a three-year wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA.
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.
There was a positive association between attractiveness and earnings, except for the really ugly people.
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.
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.
The squeeze on UK consumers has continued in the second quarter, when the fastest inflation in four years ate into workers’ income.
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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