Cosatu gets its first female leader
For the first time in its history, Cosatu will have a female leader after Zingiswa Losi was nominated unopposed. The Citizen reports that the trade union federation’s four-day congress got under way on Monday, with delegates electing new leaders on ...
Nedlac to engage with SAHRC over affirmative action
The government is seeking to engage the SA Human Rights Commission after the Chapter Nine body reportedly found that the country’s affirmative action and employment equity policies were unconstitutional. Fin24 reports that in her opening address at the 23rd annual ...
No plan to lay off public sector workers – Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa says that there is no plan for mass layoffs of public sector workers, as his government considers various ways to pull the economy out of a recession that has rattled the rand and investor confidence. Moneyweb reports ...
Current job market tougher than 10 years ago
A study conducted by MasterStart, an online learning solutions provider for academic institutions has found that 80% of SA’s workforce believe the current job market is tougher than it was 10 years ago and just more than 20% of workers ...
MCSA welcomes launch of innovation project
Lonmin/Sibanye merger approval subject to conditions
AngloGold signs wage deal with some unions
Despite denials, SABC considering retrenchments
Department probes two major fatal incidents
Nehawu preparing for Sassa strike in October
Telkom announces new round of retrenchments
Sasol's variation licence withdrawn
Eskom investigating strike violence incidents – Gordhan
Numsa fights to stop Gupta company asset sale
Single mother wins work schedule battle
Tool developed to gauge LGBTI policy compliance
Cosatu hobbled by dysfunctional affiliates
Labour federation Cosatu has continued to bleed members and cannot get a handle on major affiliated unions that have become embarrassingly dysfunctional, says a City Press analysis. A number of the federation’s affiliates are simply too small to sustain themselves ...
Younger workers more aware of adverse impact of work
Six in 10 younger workers think their current working conditions have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, highlighting the need for employers to consider the benefits packages they offer younger staff. Personnel Today reports that a survey has ...
Fatigue impacting on performance
A study looking at how fatigue impacts performance found that three in 10 workers have had an accident, made a serious mistake or felt exceptionally stressed as a result of tiredness. Personnel Today reports that the survey of 1 000 ...
AI could double number of jobs but skills needed
The rise of machines, robots and algorithms in the workplace stands to create almost double the number of jobs for the global economy by the middle of the next decade than it puts at risk of being replaced. The Guardian ...
Young women still reluctant to report harassment
A quarter (24%) of young women would be reluctant to report sexual harassment at work for fear of losing their jobs. People Management reports that this is according to The Young Women’s Trust’s survey of 4 000 people aged between ...
UK workers ethically flexible but quick to blow whistle
UK employees take a more lenient approach than the European average to questionable workplace behaviour but are more likely to blow the whistle if they are aware of misconduct. Personnel Today reports that the Institute of Business Ethics survey asked ...
Steps to make NHS stamp out bullying
* Cell C employees say they are frustrated after learning that its executive directors saw their pay more than quadruple in 2017. They said: ‘During the bonus pay-out for 2017, we were advised the company could not honour payments of full ...
* Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu has, once again, had to issue a disclaimer on the financial statements of the Compensation Fund, which provides compensation for workers injured or made ill at work. The finances of the fund have been in a disarray ...
* The Department of Labour is set to unveil training programmes aimed at creating jobs in the aviation, maritime commercial diving and agricultural sectors. The projects are being undertaken through a partnership agreement between the Dr John Langalibalele Dube Institute and ...