Cosatu still wants Zuma to step down
Cosatu says despite messages of support for President Jacob Zuma, the trade union still wants him to step down. According to an eNCA report, this was after some confusion when, during Zuma’s birthday celebrations last week, Cosatu president Sdumo ...
Job losses slowing in the mining sector
Job losses in mining have slowed down compared with two years ago, according to the Chamber of Mines. Business Day reports that the improvement comes against the backdrop of moderate growth in the sector driven by platinum group metals, which ...
Nehawu ends strike at Social Development Department
Striking members of the National‚ Education‚ Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu)‚ employed by the Department of Social Development‚ have returned to work. The Times reports that their five-week strike ended last week‚ after the department and the union signed ...
Numsa accepts 'sell-out' bus driver wage settlement
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has accepted the ‘sell-out’ wage settlement and bus drivers who are members of the union will return to work, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim is quoted in an IoL report as saying ...
Untu announces indefinite strike at Prasa
Refurbishment of Evander Gold Mines complete
Unions back Anglo's coal asset sale
New Public Works Minister confident on job creation
Still R10bn of mineworkers' retirement benefits unclaimed
Higher Education improving certificate backlog
Educational institutions lagging on employable skills
Military veterans dissatisfied with Sassa wages
SA employers taking note of employee disability laws
Knowledge of retrenchment process important
False sick notes costing the economy billions
Labour market reform needed to create growth
The country needs to institute urgent reforms to its product and labour markets to allow the entry of new firms and to reduce impediments to job creation, otherwise the SA economy will be stuck in the doldrums. Business Day reports ...
High workloads making UK teachers depressed
Excessive workloads and lack of support are making teachers depressed ‘to the point of suicidal tendencies’, new UK figures reveal, prompting fresh concerns for teacher welfare. The Independent reports that evidence presented from 4 908 teachers across the country suggests ...
Employees stressed if they can't access e-mails
The majority of employees feel pressure to respond to work-related messages at all times. HR Magazine reports that research found that three-quarters (75%) of the 1 099 British employees surveyed felt under pressure to respond to e-mails outside of work ...
Londoners work hard but still less than OECD average
Londoners spend about three weeks more at work a year than the rest of the UK, according to new data. BBC News reports that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show the average working week in London is 33 ...
Type of task the reason women paid less
Women are often paid less than male colleagues, even when they share the same job title, because men take a greater share of high-profile tasks, claims new research that identifies a ‘Powerpoint premium’ in offices. According to a report in ...
US DoL accuses Google of pay discrimination
Google has discriminated against its female employees, according to the US Department of Labor (DoL), which said it had evidence of ‘systemic compensation disparities’. The Guardian reports that as part of an ongoing DoL investigation, the government has collected information ...
UK firms battling to find the right staff
Nepotism rife when granting internships – UK study
Walt Disney employees to be paid millions in back wages
UK public sector staff worry Brexit will increase workload
California restroom-use law comes into effect
* Residents of Giyani in Limpopo say the protest action by the SA Municipal Workers' Union is having a negative impact after nearly 350 members downed tools. They are protesting against what they call corruption and maladministration in the municipality.
* Rhodes University‚ one of SA’s top tertiary institutions, is facing financial distress and wants to cap salary increases at 5% in order to remain viable. But support service workers want an increase that is in line with inflation and ...