Saftu's struggle for Nedlac acceptance continues
Members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) picketed last week outside the annual summit of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac), protesting against delays over its right to affiliate to Nedlac and the submission of ...
Unions call for accountability on corruption
Trade unions have called on the government to hold their organisations accountable amid claims and proof of rampant corruption and maladministration in some unions. Business Day reports that the advent of ‘business unionism’, in which union leaders use their positions ...
UCT workers withdraw plan to strike
UCT workers and student activists said they had no choice but to withdraw their planned strike over labour issues, after the university applied for a court interdict over two technicalities. According to a Cape Times report, SA Liberated Public Sector ...
Transnet not contemplating forced retrenchments
Transnet said that it was not contemplating any forced retrenchments. According to Business Report, the state-owned rail, port and pipeline company said: ‘Any statement about retrenchments at Transnet is ill-advised, devoid of truth and may sow uncertainty among our employees ...
NUM asks Trans Hex to surrender its mining licence
North West to focus on extended works programme
Samwu supports ANC no confidence bid in Mashaba
Modest hiring intentions for Q4
Mining companies not using upskilling fund
Lonmin ordered to comply with Act
Farm workers losers on state land reform – study
What SA companies are getting right and wrong
SA professionals scared to report corruption
Disability transformation moving at a slow pace
Saftu's bleak chances of getting into Nedlac
The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is gearing up for exactly the same battle that laid the previous new labour federation low – getting into Nedlac, the labour constituency that negotiates economic policy with business and government. Fin24 reports that ...
Work-related cancers kill 742 000 a year
Research has found that around 742 000 people across the world die annually from cancer linked to work activities. According to an International Workplace report, that estimate represents nearly double the number of deaths from workplace accidents. The new research ...
Vetting practices not up to scratch – study
Companies may be inadvertently participating in modern slavery because their vetting practices are not up to scratch. People Management reports that a study from the Universities of Sheffield and Bath – which entailed interviews with experts in business, non-governmental organisations, trade ...
Criminal records could be sealed from UK employers
Individuals’ criminal records in the UK could be sealed from employers as part of a series of recommendations made in an independent review of the treatment of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system. Personnel ...
Toy giant cutting jobs worldwide
Toymaker Lego is cutting 1 400 jobs worldwide in the face of falling sales and profits, reports BBC News. The figure is 8% of the Danish company's 18 200-strong workforce, but it is not clear where the jobs will ...
Investing in skills will benefit workers
Age affects how workers are perceived
Training opportunities not given during maternity leave
Women less comfortable speaking up
Brown hair and dressing down to fit in
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* The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has demanded Glencore raise coal mining wages by 15%, almost triple the inflation rate of 4.6%. Numsa also said it was pushing for an increase of 20% in all allowances.
* Thousands of nurses are expected to call on the UK Government to end the 1% cap on public sector pay. The protest is the culmination of a summer of action by members of the Royal College of Nursing who say ...