Marikana compensation amounts not yet quantified
A lawyer representing wounded and arrested Marikana mine workers has not been formally approached by the government about a compensation offer, despite the state saying last week it had set aside R1.17bn for such a process. Business Day quotes ...
Major strike action threatened over Eskom closures
One of the country’s largest strike actions is about to take place, according to the National Union of Metal Workers of SA (Numsa). City Press reports that the union is calling for a national shutdown after Eskom announced recently ...
Numsa members must support new federation – Jim
Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim has called on members to support the formation of a new federation and Workers’ Party adding that details would be revealed at an appropriate time. According to a report in The Herald, Jim envisages the ...
Unions up in arms over proposed SABC retrenchments
The SABC is facing the wrath of the unions after it said it would have to retrench staff because of a cash crunch. According to an IoL report, the public broadcaster conceded it was in financial trouble, that many projects ...
Nehawu on strike at Department of Social Development
RAF head says Numsa's claims without merit
Drought to worsen job losses in the Western Cape
Silicosis case settlement will take time – lawyer
Holders of fake qualifications to be named and shamed
Thousands still involved in child labour
Good business to hire the overqualified
‘You’re overqualified’ may be the worst of many bad reasons for not getting the job, says a Financial Times report. The glib rejection hides a range of concerns including the fear that such applicants will be too costly (even ...
Low skills increasing suicide risk
Women working in culture, media and sport and men in low-skilled roles are most at risk from dying from suicide, according to analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) commissioned by Public Health England (PHE). HR Magazine ...
Wellbeing initiatives to address stress levels
Nearly two thirds (63%) of UK employees experience stress in their jobs, according to a new study of workplace wellbeing. Of those who find their roles demanding, nearly one in 10 said their job was very stressful. To address the ...
Interest in 'healthy' buildings increasing
Improving lighting, ventilation and heat in office buildings can boost workers’ performance and productivity and can even help them sleep better at night – which is why developers, architects and businesses are becoming increasingly interested in ‘healthy’ buildings. According to Joseph ...
Not many permanent gig economy workers
Most people working in the gig economy in the UK are doing so to top up earnings from a permanent job elsewhere, according to a large-scale CIPD survey that suggests the impact of new online work platforms has been relatively ...
Women lack managerial support to reach the top
The lack of senior females in the executive pipeline could be linked to how they are line-managed, particularly at the mid-career stage, People Management reports that new research suggests. Men were much more likely to get advice from managers on ...
Young mothers experiencing discrimination
Almost four in 10 (39%) young mothers in the UK have been questioned in job interviews about how being a mother would affect their ability to work, People Management reports that a new survey has revealed. The research from the ...
NHS whistle-blowers to be protected
US techies like their jobs more
Nurses vulnerable to violence
* A three-week-long strike costing R2m a day has had dire consequences for workers: mass dismissal. Hardboard manufacturer‚ Evowood (formerly Masonite)‚ confirmed it has dismissed 434 workers at its Estcourt mill.
* The Department of Labour’s commission of inquiry into the Grayston Drive bridge collapse, which was scheduled to resume at the end of the month, has been postponed again. The inquiry was postponed due to ‘technical challenges’ affecting the proceedings ...