Registrar 'cracking the whip' over compliance
It seems that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) – which was last month threatened with de-registration – is not the only union the labour registrar has in its sights in its crackdown on compliance issues, writes Legalbrief ...
Amcu's appeal against Lonmin/Sibanye merger dismissed
The Competition Appeal Court of SA (CACSA) has gave the green light for JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater’s proposed takeover of LSE- and JSE-listed Lonmin, dismissing an appeal filed by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), reports Mining Weekly ...
Future will see higher productivity but fewer workers
The workplace of the future will see employees more educated and working fewer hours but at higher productivity levels. The Times reports that’s the view of economist Mike Schussler of Economists SA who said the retirement age would also be ...
Fedusa head sacked over AYO share scandal
Former Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) general secretary Dennis George has denied personally benefiting from AYO Technology shares, saying there was a ‘deliberate misrepresentation’ of his position in facilitating the acquisition of shares in the controversial company. According to ...
Amplats dismisses employees involved in wildcat strike
NUM workers at Chinese mine strike for a pay rise
Lonmin to delay or reduce job cuts
Unpaid teachers dismissed after sit-in
Teachers threaten action over classroom overcrowding
Ramaphosa urged to address rising farm unemployment
NMW must increase for domestic workers – report
Murder charges withdrawn against some ex-Amcu leaders
Cosatu's wish-list for Ramaphosa's new cabinet
PG Group recruits second intake in Yes initiative
Vantage finds new investor for Lily and Barbrook mines
Dismissal fair when damaging comment is false
Local government must employ qualified staff - HETN
Flexible staffing solutions carry risks
Latest labour stats no consolation for NMW proponents
The first evidence of the 'brave new world of a much-improved national minimum wage (NMW)', through Stats SA's Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2019, provides no consolation for proponents of the new policy. Brian Kantor ...
Improve ease of doing business to tackle jobs crisis
The disaster of job losses in SA is of epic proportions and needs to be tackled head on, writes labour lawyer Michael Bagraim in a Cape Argus report. SA has about 10m unemployed people and, among the youth, unemployment is ...
Workers need more protection against air pollution
Ambient air pollution should be treated as an occupational health hazard and outdoor workers should receive better protections. Personnel Today reports that this is according to the British Safety Council (BSC) which said the government and regulatory bodies such as ...
Workplace interventions can improve sleep patterns
Simple workplace interventions, like educating employees about the importance of sleep and providing behavioural sleep strategies, may produce beneficial results. This is according to a review that showed that in most studies, employer-sponsored efforts to encourage improved sleep hygiene and ...
Outdoor workers need UV protection
Employers of outdoor workers have been urged to provide staff with high-protection sun cream, after a survey revealed a third did not use sun protection on the job at all during the record-breaking UK summer of 2018. Personnel Today reports ...
Women bring economic benefits to the workplace
The benefits of women in the workplace are even greater than originally thought, according to a study by the International Monetary Fund. Skills Portal reports that if countries with low gender equality improved their equality ratings, they could see their ...
UK ahead of the curve on whistleblowing systems
Switzerland and UK were the leading countries in Europe with systems in place for whistleblowing. Although 35% of UK businesses have no system in place for whistleblowing, a comparison with other economically similar nations in Europe shows that the UK ...
Employees' social media blunders a growing concern
You don't need to search for long to find many examples of public figures in hot water with their employers over comments made on social media. But Holly Cudbill, an associate at Blake Morgan Solicitors, writes in a HR ...
High rate of LGBT sexual harassment
Stigma around flexible working affects dads too
Employers must fight obesity discrimination
Older employees happier and healthier
Examining the consequences of bullying