Labour federations plan nationwide shutdown
SA’s two major labour federations are to show their dissatisfaction with the government’s ability to deal with rising inflation and the high levels of unemployment plaguing the country, separately announcing, national stay-aways, writes Legalbrief. But the South African Federation of ...
Marikana survivors a step nearer Ramaphosa hearing
The Gauteng High Court (Johannesburg) has moved a step closer to hearing the claim against President Cyril Ramaphosa by the 349 surviving Marikana mine workers. The group of workers, some injured and later arrested for the murder of their own ...
Working groups to facilitate social compact
Government, labour unions and business representatives agreed to form working groups that will aim to find agreement on a plan for reviving SA’s ailing economy, reports Fin24. Representatives of the National Economic Development and Labour Council have made the decision ...
Judgment in retirement age case
The dismissal of employees who have reached and worked beyond the normal retirement age has been found to be fair, says Werksmans Attorneys in a Business Tech report. Jacques van Wyk, director and Andre van Heerden, senior associate at the ...
Income divide continues to grow in SA
Numsa prepares for Samancor strike
Denel pays all outstanding salaries
PSA to ballot members on strike mandate
Numsa hardens stance in auto sector wage talks
Bungle over Limpopo salary increase judgment
Hospital nepotism allegations investigated
eThekwini deputy mayor reports on overtime abuse
Nedbank reports flexible working success
Worker in 'high heels' dispute must be reinstated
SA denies trafficking Cuban workers
Cape Town businesses targeted by Operation Dudula
Numsa court battle set for tomorrow
Female representation on SA’s boards improves – slightly
Jury still out on the metaverse workplace
It’s been nine months since Facebook renamed itself Meta and since then, the economy has been going through the pains of a slowdown with tech layoffs and the back-and-forth debate of whether we’re in a recession or not. But, none ...
Environment will benefit from four-day week
Reducing the workweek to four days could have a climate benefit. This is according to advocates who say that in addition to improving the well-being of workers, slashing working hours may reduce carbon emissions. It’s what you might call a ...
Prepare for climate change, UK authorities warn
Employers must act now to ensure workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future, HR Magazine reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced. After July’s record-breaking heatwave, which reached temperatures of more than 40°C, the HSE has ...
Canadian worker wins sex discrimination case
Employers are encouraged to ensure they have policies in place that prohibit sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace, and to ensure that their employees acknowledge they have read and understand such policies, write Rhonda B Levy and George ...
Youth unemployment dropping, but not enough
The total global number of unemployed youths should fall to 73m in 2022, down by 2m from the year before. However, the UN's International Labour Organisation said, the figure is still 6m higher than the pre-pandemic level of 2019 ...
Nedbank Zimbabwe announces retrenchments
Nedbank Zimbabwe Ltd has retrenched 23 workers, including 10 managers, with effect from 1 August, reports Pindula News. The bank’s spokesperson, Mary-anne Kwidini, said the compulsory retrenchment exercise is in line with changes in the company’s strategic focus. She said ...
Workers strike against Starbucks’ anti-union stance
‘Help wanted’ signs proliferate across the US
US firm pays $20m settlement for sick leave violations
Increase in UK whistle-blowers reporting furlough fraud
US states pioneering cannabis users’ statutory protection
Namibia averts crippling strike
Doubling of employers offering enhanced parental leave
UK’s postal workers vote to strike
Brexit exacerbated UK’s labour shortages
Texas man fired over remote working confrontation