Court rules against labour brokers
Employers who use labour brokers are obliged to take on workers after three months if they fall below a certain earning threshold, putting to rest a long-disputed provision of the Labour Relations Act. Business Day reports that in a recent ...
Economic plan falls short of stabilising mining industry
While Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s new economic action plan has been welcomed, the Chamber of Mines (CoM) believes that more must be done to stabilise an industry in crisis. Mining Weekly reports that with some 70 000 jobs lost ...
NUM disappointed by suspension of Mining Charter
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said last week that it was ‘shocked’ and ‘disappointed’ by the temporary suspension of the controversial Mining Charter pending the outcome of the Chamber of Mine’s urgent interdict, saying that it would be ...
Cosatu furious about UIF Act delays
Cosatu is incensed about the further delay in the implementation of the Unemployment Insurance Act, caused by two typing mistakes in the amended version signed by President Jacob Zuma in January. Business Day reports that, according to Cosatu parliamentary liaison ...
Saftu backs Numsa in engineering sector wage talks
NUM questions heavy security at Chinese-owned mine
SABC plotted dismissals, union claims
Home Affairs workers holding out for overtime pay
Concourt sides with company over eviction order
Redundancy pools are problematic, says expert
'Valid claim' after strike of 22 years ago
Brexit a threat to UK's job market and economy
Brexit’s threat to the job market matters, says a report in The Independent. Some people may be tempted to think ‘this is good as it means British jobs can go to British people’. However, the report says, Britain does ...
Promoting workplace walking to boost production
In today’s fast-paced world of work shortcuts are everywhere you look, says an HR Magazine report. Colleagues send e-mails instead of walking to each other’s desks, and the al desko lunch has regrettably become commonplace. Many adults spend ...
Report points out negative aspects of remote working
Advances in digital technology such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers which enable employees to work at home and elsewhere are rapidly transforming the traditional model of work. Polity reports that the use of such technology has enabled employees ...
Google ordered to hand over salary records
A judge has ordered Google to hand over salary records to the government in an ongoing investigation by the US Department of Labor (DoL), which has accused the technology corporation of systematically discriminating against women. The Guardian reports that Google ...
Apps successfully match jobs to people
The idea of being able to find the perfect job candidate who is not only ideal in terms of qualifications and experience but also in terms of cultural fit, ethos and personality sounds too good to be true. Nonetheless, it ...
Goldman relaxing strict dress code
Call to change education to cope with automation
San Francisco bans questions about salary history
UK employees facing financial shocks
Employees leaving because of boss' behaviour
* The illegal strike by the municipal workers union, Samwu in the Thabazimbi Municipality in Limpopo continues. The union is demanding protective clothing, especially for workers in the electrical and traffic departments. The strike started about a week ago.
* A faction of the SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) has distanced itself from members who held a Joburg council executive hostage. A Samwu statement said the incident was sparked after city officials encouraged union members to withhold their subscriptions until ...
* The giant state medical aid scheme, the Government Employees Medical Scheme, (Gems) will be building a new head office at a cost of almost R200m. Dr Guni Goolab, head of Gems, said that the fund expects to move into the ...