Unions back off from ANC notion of prescribed assets
The ANC statement in its 2019 election manifesto that it was once again considering the notion of prescribed assets for pension funds, has drawn mostly negative reaction from organised labour and the pensions industry, writes Legalbrief. Although organised labour has ...
Parliament amends minimum wage law
Parliament is amending the national minimum wage law just two weeks after the ground-breaking legislation, which provides for ordinary workers to be paid at least R20 an hour, came into effect. According to a Sowetan report, it emerged at a ...
SA's real salary increase at 1% in 2019
SA’s salaried workers are expected to receive only a 1% real increase in salary in the current year, among the lowest gauged in the Korn Ferry 2019 Global Salary Forecast. HR Pulse reports that the workforce is expected to get ...
Platinum price falls jeopardise jobs
The latest fall of the platinum price is threatening to be the last straw that broke the camel’s back for some deep labour-intensive platinum group metals (PGM) mines, particularly on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, Mining Weekly reports ...
Unions expected to oppose Home Affairs shift-work plans
Bosasa used workers' deaths to get bribes — Agrizzi
SABC says it's not cancelling retrenchments
Illicit tobacco sales endangering SA jobs
Sibanye-Stillwater establishes safety advisory panel
Amcu suspends verifying of union membership at Sibanye
Numsa claims police brutality at mine strike
Disabled doctor claims unfair dismissal
SA gold companies selected for gender index
Mining not benefiting surrounding communities – study
Sequestration of Khulubuse Zuma welcomed
eThekwini proposal to increase managers' salaries slammed
Workplace Policy Watch
Labour: UIF to administer small business venture capital initiative
The project development partnership fund, injected with R2bn in Public Investment Corporation (PIC) money and launched on 14 December, will be used primarily to provide venture capital for small enterprises across the agribusiness and bio-science, mining and beneficiation, manufacturing and ...
Tapping prescribed assets a 'very bad idea'
The ANC’s intention – noted in its election manifesto – to investigate prescribed assets to fund social and economic development is described in a Business Day editorial as a very bad idea. The editorial notes that the most galling thing ...
Stress levels high in financial services sector
The number of stress-related absences in financial services in the UK is higher now than in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, reports Personnel Today. The number of working days lost per worker per year in financial services ...
Talent shortage slowing uptake of AI
A shortage of talent is slowing the uptake of AI systems, prompting a need for organisations to devise training programmes that could rectify the problem in-house. Personnel Today reports that an international survey of chief information officers (CIOs) by consultancy ...
Sharing employee data could boost productivity
Almost nine in 10 employees would be happy for their employers to collect data on them if it meant their productivity or wellbeing would improve. Personnel Today reports that a study by Accenture produced in conjunction with the World Economic ...
Flexible workers find it difficult to switch off
Employees working from home are finding it difficult to achieve work/life balance, with 92% answering e-mails outside of working hours. HR Magazine reports that the research, by occupational health service BHSF, surveyed UK employees working at least two days ...
Diversity and inclusion helps retain employees
Legal firm the most inclusive employer in the UK
Some improvement in parental leave packages
Lack of qualification fears stress workers
* Distell has announced that i
* Distell has announced that it could retrench about 100 employees as part of the restructuring of its supply chain network. The company has over 4 000 employees.
* A group of former Sasol empl
* A group of former Sasol employees is exploring its legal options after the company’s Inzalo scheme paid them less than they had expected. The broad-based black economic empowerment scheme matured last year.