Threshold reached for public sector wage offer
After intense negotiations which played out in the shadow of a deepening Covid-19 induced economic crisis and the recent rioting and looting that hit the major economic hubs of Gauteng and KZN, the government has managed to reach a wage ...
Unemployment crisis deepens in aftermath of unrest
SA’s unemployment crisis is expected to deepen in the aftermath of the recent looting and destruction, says a Mail & Guardian report. Thousands of employees in affected sectors face the prospect of unemployment or reduced income even while retailers and ...
Mchunu says state not willing to borrow for pay hike
The government is unwilling to borrow more than R70bn to meet its obligations to increase its employees' demands for a pay hike. Public Service & Administration Minister Senzo Mchunu has warned that the government would have to borrow to comply ...
SAA unit still awaiting funding to pay salaries
The repair and maintenance unit at SAA is yet to receive the R1.66bn due to it from the government, leading to a stalling of its retrenchment processes and possible partial payment of employee salaries. BusinessLIVE reports that SAA Technical ...
Employees impacted by Transnet cyber attack
Mango seeks business rescue route
Vaccine collaboration a success
Seifsa CEO quits although suspension lifted
Denosa student nurses refuse weekend vaccination jobs
Union reviewing decision on Prasa wage agreement
Covid stimulus created 320 000 education sector jobs
Unions take research body to CCMA over wage dispute
Maternity benefits call for women in informal sector
Telkom pays CEO extra R20m to stay
Salga slams councils for money spent on consultants
ANC pays salaries for June
Some junior doctors still awaiting placements
Official loses appeal against Bushiri application ruling
DA seeks details on employment of Cubans
Impossible standards for working mothers
Working mothers are often expected to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they don’t work. Legalbrief reports that, according to two new Washington University in St Louis studies, this impossible standard is at the root ...
Work experience needed for unemployed youth
More than 1.5m South Africans with post-school qualifications are without work. Rajan Naidoo, MD of EduPower Skills Academy, says in a Skills Portal report that first-time work seekers remain unemployed or under-employed and most will end up taking jobs ...
Advantages to getting hybrid workplace right
By all indications the future of work is hybrid. But getting hybrid right will be hard, writes Jim Keane, president and CEO of Steelcase Ince, in a Harvard Business Review report. Deciding who works from the office and how often ...
US likely under-reporting heat related injuries
Research has found that US Government agencies are likely significantly undercounting the number of workplace injuries caused by extreme heat, reports The Guardian. Federal and state Labour Departments keep track of heat-related injuries, which include conditions like dehydration and heat ...
Return-to-work uncertainty linked to poor mental health
LifeWorks’ June Mental Health Index report has revealed a negative mental-health score among Britons for the 15th consecutive month. According to Business Wire, the research found that while many organisations have begun preparing return-to-workplace strategies, a significant portion of Britons ...
Long Covid – a possible workplace crisis
Long Covid may pose a workplace crisis, as new data offers a snapshot into how sufferers feel the impact on their working lives. Business Insider reports that those self-reporting symptoms of long Covid say they are working longer hours than ...
Zimbabwe plans to outlaw strikes by health workers
The Zimbabwean Government wants to outlaw industrial action by health workers through amendments to the Health Services Act. TimesLIVE reports the Zimbabwean Government has gazetted new provisions under the Health Services Act whereby nurses and doctors cannot go on strike ...
UK employers to be held liable for harassment
UK employers will be held liable if they fail to take all reasonable steps to prevent employees from experiencing sexual harassment at work, Personnel Today reports the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has said. The government has published its response to ...
Women paid less than men in US academic medicine
Women continued to be paid less than men in academic medicine, with gender gaps in salary and representation most pronounced in cardiology and other procedural specialties. Medpage Today reports that this is according to a cross-sectional analysis by Dr Nosheen ...
Inquiry flags bullying and harassment of UK army women
White male executives win victimisation compensation
Safety and respect needed in reopening workplaces
Anger over UK pay increases for police and NHS
Millennials moving away from ‘fun’ work perks
Drive accelerates to get US workers vaccinated