Cosatu to strike if PIC funds go to bailout
Cosatu will go on a national strike if funds from the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) are used to bail out the ailing SAA, Parliament has heard. The Citizen reports that the federation was presenting its submission to the Standing Committee ...
Electricity price hike could cause massive job losses
The proposed 19.9% electricity hike by Eskom will result in job losses in the steel and engineering sector, warned an economist for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Mining Weekly quotes Seifsa CEO Kaizer Nyatsumba ...
Joint venture boosts rural jobs
A company set up by traditional leaders and the private sector aims to give people in rural areas the opportunity to participate in SA's economy, reports The Times. The United Royal Kingship Holdings (URKH) is wholly owned by the ...
Angry reaction to Molefe's SANDF job
The SA National Defence Union (Sandu) says it plans to lay criminal charges after reports that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been appointed to serve as a highly paid military colonel. Eyewitness News quotes reports as saying that Molefe ...
Coal strike still possible if demands not met
Decision must be made on Lily mine
Some striking Coca-Cola workers back at work
Sasol's skills development programme praised
SAHRC hearings reveal healthcare skills shortage
Old Mutual embroiled in racism row
GEPF 'over-exposed' to SA economy
The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is ‘over-exposed’ to the SA economy and this needs to be addressed. Fin24 reports that this is according to Abel Sithole, the fund’s principal executive officer who said the GEPF has had an ...
Address sleep deprivation to improve the bottom line
At the moment we’re seeing a trend of sleep deprivation, which, says an HR Magazine report, is despite a significant body of evidence outlining the detrimental effects, including on-job satisfaction, workplace deviance, workplace motivation, unethical behaviour and abusive supervisor ...
Desk-based workers want to walk as well as stand
Desk-based workers would like to spend less time sitting down and more time walking or doing physical activity as part of their working day, research suggests. To match these preferences, health promotion activities to reduce sitting time in the workplace ...
Still work to do to drive injuries down
The latest annual injury and ill health statistics from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3m workers were suffering from work-related ill-health and there were 609 000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. International Workplace reports that ...
Desire for self-protection causes cheating
Workplace cheating is a real and troublesome phenomenon, and new research from the University of Georgia explains how it starts – and how employers can help prevent it. ‘It's the desire for self-protection that primarily causes employees to cheat,’ said ...
Employees pressured by unspoken expectations
Unspoken workplace expectations pressure employees to adopt less balanced lifestyles to progress their careers. HR Magazine reports that according to research from Bridge by Instructure of more than 1 000 office workers in the US, 78% thought working more hours ...
Tesla accused of racism in lawsuit
Tesla has been hit with another lawsuit over the working environment at its Fremont, California assembly plant, this one alleging the factory is a ‘hotbed for racist behaviour’. NBC News reports that the electric carmaker, which bills itself as a ...
Just more than half of UK graduates get good jobs
Gender bias found in UK job adverts
Teamwork only 49% popular
Playing video games to gain knowledge
Business not acting against texting while driving
* An employee at Harmony Gold’s Masimong mine in the Free State was killed in a fall-of-ground-related incident on Saturday. An investigation into the accident is under way.
* The National Union of Metalworkers of SA said that its members will meet with the management team at appliance manufacturer, Whirlpool, in KZN to discuss the ongoing strike at the firm. At least 900 workers, including non-union members, have been ...
* Further retrenchments are looming at Group Five following the revision by the listed construction and engineering group of its strategy. CEO Themba Mosai said that some businesses may need to be closed, which would have an impact on employment by ...