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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gold Fields' wage talks deadlocked
Denel must be rescued with no job losses – Numsa
Telkom confirms retrenchment process at BCX
Many SAPS 'veterans' in nappies during apartheid era
Samwu slams municipal manager salaries
New coal mine creates more than 300 jobs
Former employees stall winding down of Gupta company
DoL accused of infringing asylum seekers' rights
Domestic worker abuse in the spotlight
Afrikaner teachers union investigated for fraud
SABC says retrenchments inevitable despite strike threats
Amcu calls for scrapping of Sibanye’s purchase of Lonmin
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 ...
Mental health issues account for most sick days off
Mental health issues account for more than half of the work days that employees in the UK are absent for ill-health reasons. Out-Law.com reports that this is according to a new report published by the Health and Safety Executive ...
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 ...
Chinese civil service rife with discrimination and harassment
Civil servants face discrimination and harassment in China and one in five civil service job adverts in the country are explicitly for ‘men only’, The Independent reports. Human Rights Watch found 19% of postings specify a preference or requirement for ...
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 ...
Good work/life balance eluding UK workers
A third of workers ignorant of pay rights
* 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 ...