Cosatu warns government over job losses
Government has been given an ultimatum to stop discussing the fate of public servants unilaterally or risk losing Cosatu’s support at next year’s general election. Fin24 reports that Cosatu's national spokesperson Sizwe Pamla’s remarks come in the context of ...
Minister concerned over Gold Fields' retrenchment plan
Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has voiced his concern over Gold Fields’ plan to retrench more than 1 500 employees at its troubled South Deep mine, reports The Citizen. The company said the retrenchments were its latest attempt to turn ...
Jobs on the line at KZN construction firm
Another decades-old construction firm has been pushed to the brink of collapse: this time, engineering and building group Esor, which has applied for business rescue of its largest subsidiary, Esor Construction, reports Business Day. The company owes about R130m to ...
Gautrain strike ends but financials remain contentious
The Gautrain strike has ended after two weeks‚ with operating company Bombela agreeing to give workers an 8% salary increase. ‘The company has agreed to give our members an 8% increase‚ backdated to July 15‚’ The Times quotes Federation of ...
Despite wage agreement, Eskom stand-off continues
Strike ends at the University of Fort Hare
Footwear sector strike suspended
Pikitup strike over jobs-for-pals scheme
Dismissed Samwumed trustees go to court over curator
Lily and Barbrook mines expected to reopen gates
Illegal cigarette trade putting jobs at risk
TVET colleges to get a makeover
Women not breaking the glass ceiling
Managers must understand definition of sexual harassment
SA’s courts have given a clear indication of the seriousness with which they are viewing sexual harassment in the workplace. Audrey Johnson, a director in ENSafrica’s employment department is quoted in Business Tech as saying: ‘In light of the sharp ...
After-hours work anxiety impacting on families
Employer expectations of work e-mail monitoring during non-work hours are detrimental to the health and well-being of not only employees but their family members as well. William Becker, a Virginia Tech associate professor of management in the Pamplin College of ...
Increasing time taken off for mental ill-health
Business leaders say the number of staff taking time off for mental ill-health is on the increase. People Management reports that just under 30% of businesses surveyed by the British Chambers of Commerce and Aviva said they had seen an ...
Not all South Koreans benefiting from cuts in work hours
On 1 July South Korea cut the maximum weekly work hours to 52, down from 68. But, says a report in The Guardian, the new regulation intended to combat long hours in Seoul’s steel and glass office towers has backfired ...
Employers at risk in 'always-on' work culture
Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could lead them into conflict with their employers. Personnel Today reports that a recent case in Ireland saw a business executive ...
Support for over-50s workers must improve
More than half of over-50s in the UK feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they had previously expected. Personnel Today reports that this is according to a study that revealed that almost ...
WHO campaigns against smoking in the workplace
Experience preferred over university degree
Overseas staff vulnerable if no mental health policy in place
A compelling argument for a firm’s digital presence
Senior managers trusted the least – study
Tattoos no longer taboo
* Temporary teachers who assumed their duties at the start of June have seemingly gone unpaid due to the Education Department’s ‘heavy workload’. Ad-hoc teachers teaching at least four schools in Limpopo were affected.