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23 March 2018 Labour & Employment Watch


Numsa blasts Greenpeace on renewable energy

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has blasted environmental organisation Greenpeace over its position on renewable energy. News24 reports that this was after Greenpeace criticised a Numsa court application for an interdict, lodged to block the signing of ... Read More

South Africa

No let-up in mining sector jobs bloodbath

The jobs bloodbath in the mining sector is expected to worsen, instead of abating, as more mining companies opt for worker retrenchments as a measure to deal with economic constraints. The Citizen reports that unions, including trade union federation Cosatu ... Read More

Bill to govern minimum wage expected in April

The national minimum wage is set to be implemented in just more than a month and the government hopes to have the Bill governing the policy enacted in April and the 13-member minimum wage commission that will monitor the policy’s ... Read More

Eskom whistleblower suspended again

Four days after a CCMA ruling that stated Eskom must reinstate whistleblower and suspended head of legal, Suzanne Daniels, the power utility has levelled new charges against her, reports The Times. Daniels declined to comment when contacted‚ referring queries to ... Read More


NMW 'part of a new national wage policy'

Neil Coleman, co-director of the newly-established Institute for Economic Justice and who was labour's lead negotiator between 2015 and 2017 at Nedlac on a national minimum wage (NMW), in a Daily Maverick interview, says of the NMW: ‘Fundamentally, the ... Read More


Toolkit to help promote healthier staff

Business in the Community and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers encourage healthier eating and exercise habits among their staff, reports Personnel Today. The toolkit has reminded businesses that healthy staff can be more productive, take ... Read More


International standard for safety published

The first international standard for occupational health and safety management has been published, in an effort to address the global need to improve the health and safety of workers. Personnel Today reports that the standard, ISO 45001, was developed by ... Read More

Latest technology a key recruitment aid

More than half (53%) of candidates say that the standard of technology at a company is a key factor when deciding whether to accept a job, according to research by Laptops Direct, which surveyed 2 001 British adults. HR Magazine ... Read More

Parental leave reform needed to close gender pay gap

Britain must radically reform parental leave to encourage more fathers to take time off work, or it will never get to grips with the gender pay gap, The Guardian reports an influential committee of MPs has recommended. Fathers should get ... Read More


* Four toll booth operators have been injured in violent attacks at the Mvoti Toll Plaza in KwaDukuza, north of Durban. SA Transport and Allied Workers Union members also shut down several toll plazas between Mthunzini and Marianhill, as part of ... Read More