Saftu rejects minimum wage and threatens unrest
The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has threatened to make the country ‘ungovernable’ if government continues with its plans for a R3 500 minimum wage. Polity reports that Saftu has demanded what it calls a living wage and has ...
Molefe loses court bid to halt pension payback
Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has to pay back the money given to him and won’t get his job back after the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) dismissed his application for leave to appeal with costs, this week, reports Business Day ...
Social unrest impacting SA's platinum belt
The eastern limb of SA’s platinum belt has been hit by more than 400 incidents of social unrest impacting mining operations since the start of 2016. Eyewitness News reports that this is according to data compiled by Anglo American Platinum ...
Eskom's funds appeal 'unjustifiable' – Cosatu
Cosatu has rejected Eskom’s appeal to the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to recover its costs in the provision of electricity, calling it ‘unaffordable, unreasonable and unjustifiable’, reports Engineering News. ‘We have no faith in Eskom. We completely reject ...
SAA's survival hinges on business rescue – Solidarity
Public sector wage talks to 'proceed apace'
Untu signs wage agreement with Transnet
Steel workers injured in furnace explosion
Imbalance between men and women in SA's tech sector
Lamberti denies giving negative references
Burgh Group wins contract to keep Gupta mines afloat
Gauteng Health to pay doctors overtime
Learnability critical in addressing the gender gap
Automation could cripple SA's fragile economy
National bus drivers strike after wage talks collapse
Workplace Policy Watch
Longer process to pre-empt Minimum Wage Bill challenges
According to one Department of Labour media statement issued last week, National Assembly Labour Committee members will require more time than originally envisaged if they are to arrive at legislation mitigating the possibility of numerous ‘court hearings’. In another statement ...
EU takes steps against workplace-related cancers
The European Commission is taking another important step to protect workers in the EU from workplace-related cancer as well as other health problems, says an International Workplace report. The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in ...
UK employers lead in offering mental health support
A survey of 202 UK employers, conducted as part of Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report, found that more than a third (36%) offered mental health counselling to their staff. This compared to 21% of organisations worldwide, reports Personnel ...
UK companies keen to retain EU employment laws
Most British companies want to retain current EU rules – including those governing employment law – after Brexit, People Management reports a study from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found. Of 23 business sectors in the UK, 18 ...
Survey finds most are satisfied with their jobs
One in four workers in the UK feel their job negatively affects their mental health, according to a new CIPD survey that seeks to accurately measure job quality and quantify the idea of ‘good work’ in the UK. People Management ...
Poor company culture is costly
Employees quitting their jobs because of poor company culture costs the UK economy £23.6bn a year, HR Magazine reports research by breatheHR has revealed. The study found that a third (34%) of British employees have quit their jobs as ...
UK companies lack 'non-traditional' labour strategies
Wrongly labelled 'apprenticeships' costing the UK
Important to address gender pay gaps – experts
Low and medium skills at risk of automation
* UK unemployment fell to its lowest rate since 1975 during the quarter to February 2018, as average wages overtook inflation for the first time in a year. But the data masks underlying problems with the UK workforce, including the growing ...