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19 November 2018 Labour & Employment Watch


Women execs remain underrepresented in SA and UK

Studies have highlighted the lack of representation of women on boards and in senior management in SA as well as in the UK. In the US, meanwhile, California has passed legislation to put more women into the boardroom, reports Legalbrief ... Read More

South Africa

Parliament to monitor job creation interventions

The Portfolio Committee on Labour has met with the Department of Labour to discuss the report of the Presidential Jobs Summit, which was held last month, says a report on the Polity site. The summit, which President Cyril Ramaphosa announced ... Read More

Nampak restructuring may mean big job losses

Leading packaging company Nampak is undergoing a ‘group restructuring project’ that organised labour fears will result in massive job losses as the plan revolves around the company expanding its business outside the country, says a Sunday Independent report. The company ... Read More

Little room to manoeuvre in gold sector wage talks

Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman has set the stage for what could be a bruising encounter with the unions negotiating wage increases at its gold mines. According to Business Day, Froneman said one of the reasons for the dismal state of ... Read More


Broker workers under threat despite court victory

A potentially game-changing amendment to SA’s labour law, followed by a precedent-setting Constitutional Court case, have still not delivered the goods for labour broker workers who face a number of tactics by employers to avoid the cost implications of the ... Read More



Unions sound alarm over microchipped workers

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security, reports The Guardian. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals ... Read More

Google’s proposed reforms 'don’t go far enough'

Google has announced it is to end its controversial ‘forced arbitration’ policy under which employees in the US must agree to use the company’s internal procedures when a dispute arises, rather than use the courts. Personnel Today reports that the ... Read More


* The City of Cape Town has turned to the SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council National Bargaining Forum to intervene in a dispute between striking MyCiTi employees and their employers. This was part of attempts to have the service, which has ... Read More