Court may have to decide baffling Molefe questions
Did Brian Molefe resign, retire or was he retrenched as Eskom CEO? More importantly, will he be retained as CEO following his surprise return to the state power utility? Fin24 reports that these questions may only be answered in the ...
Saftu and Amcu co-operating on some campaigns
The new South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) are co-operating through campaigns to fight unemployment and commemorate the Marikana killings in August. Polity quotes Saftu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi as saying ...
Cosatu meeting disrupted by 'former' Samwu members
Disgruntled ‘former members’ of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have disrupted a central executive committee meeting of Cosatu, in a bid to vent their frustrations towards the trade union federation. But, The Times reports that according to Samwu ...
Employment Tax Incentive should be scrapped – unions
Trade unions have made renewed calls for the scrapping of the Employment Tax Incentive four years after its launch, says a Business Day report. Labour said it was impossible to measure the effect of the programme on job creation due ...
Numsa receives notice of retrenchment from GM
Abil to retrench as part of restructuring
NUM condemns 'sudden' closure of Trans Hex mine
UP and Nehawu in last-ditch effort to break wage impasse
Court asked to revoke Eskom's equity plan
Sexual harassment complainant wants protection order
Cosatu criticises medical aids' NHI lifeline
Cosatu bars Zuma from speaking at events
Still confusion over new UIF rules
Unhappiness at Absa when colleague is overlooked
Young people crave greater flexibility
Vavi capitalises on Cosatu's preoccupation
In 2015, Sidumo Dlamini’s camp was firmly in charge of the country’s largest trade union federation. Cosatu’s biggest affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa), was expelled in 2014 and general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was axed ...
Long commutes affecting workers’ performance
Hours of commuting may be mind-numbingly dull, but new research shows that it might also be having an adverse effect on both your health and performance at work. The Independent reports that a study of more than 34 000 British ...
Unwell employees at work is false economy
Seven in 10 (69%) UK private sector employees – the equivalent of 18m nationally – have gone to work unwell when they should have taken the day off, People Management reports a new study has found. By comparison, the fourth edition of ...
Ill-fitting safety gear putting women at risk
Ill-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) that isn’t designed to protect women workers can get in the way of them doing their job safely. According to an International Workplace report, a TUC study has revealed that despite a legal duty ...
Levels of authority lower for female-stereotyped roles
Customers afford less authority to male managers in jobs more typically associated with women, but the same cannot be said for the reverse, reports Personnel Today. When men occupy male-stereotyped roles, they experience higher levels of authority. In female-stereotyped roles ...
US firms face labour compliance challenges
The patchwork of labour and employment requirements at the state and local levels in the US has created compliance challenges for about eight out of every 10 employers, according to a survey from the law firm Littler. ‘As states and ...
UK firms urged to employ older workers
Respectful treatment equals job satisfaction
US restaurant chain pays out for age discrimination
Horrible bosses will see one in five resign
* City of Cape Town employees signed up with the SA Municipal Workers' Union will be paid more than R25m to address a discrepancy in the city's pension fund contributions since 2000. The city and the union settled out of ...
* The South African Municipal Workers' Union is threatening to shut down Mangaung municipality in Bloemfontein. The workers have been protesting over what they’ve listed as failed promises of salary adjustments, illegal appointments, nepotism and victimisation of members.
* Stuttafords has shut three of its department stores as the struggling retailer puts up a fight to fend off liquidation. It’s unclear how many job losses will be incurred from the closures, but since the group placed itself into ...