SA pins hopes on 4IR to grow economy
As mentioned in his recent State of the Nation Address (Sona), President Cyril Ramaphosa is pinning his hopes on harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to help boost SA’s economic prospects, writes Legalbrief. The President brought together public- and private-sector ...
More employers failing to pay salaries – Cosatu
There is a growing number of employers who are failing to pay worker salaries, both in the private and public sector. The Citizen reports that according to Cosatu, ‘The trend started almost two months ago in the security sector where ...
Government intent on cutting public sector wage bill
The government is forging ahead with plans to trim the unsustainable public sector wage bill, a stance likely to put it on a collision course with its labour allies, reports Business Day. The public servants’ salary bill is one of ...
Pension shock for Denel employees
Minimum wage referrals add to CCMA caseload
Platinum miners stockpile ahead of wage talks
Amcu calls for accountability after another mining death
Victory for Tshwane workers after four-year dispute
NUM alleges millions diverted from retirement fund
Women strike to change harsh conditions on mine
Saftu wants action after activist's murder
Afrikaans teachers union faces another investigation
'Corporate psychopaths' are costing SA
Sexual harassment a no-win situation for all
Data access by former employees a risk to businesses
Good company culture attracts top talent
Underground strike a 'powerful moment' — Numsa
The nine-day underground strike by workers at the Lanxess crome mine near Rustenburg in June, during which workers demanded that management immediately suspend and discipline an alleged perpetrator of sexual harassment, was 'astounding' given the victories in the fight for ...
Obesity increases cancer risk
One in three (29%) UK adults faces an increased risk of developing bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver case because they are obese, according to Cancer Research UK. Personnel Today reports that while smoking is still the UK’s biggest preventable cause ...
Asbestos exposure an ongoing risk for workers
Deaths from mesothelioma in the UK reached 2 523 in 2017, largely as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure before the risks were known. Personnel Today reports that this is according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that found ...
Flexible workplaces improve mental well-being
Nearly 40% of people employed at flexible workplaces claim it has significantly improved their mental health. This is according to Wildgoose, which conducted a survey of workers aged 45 or under to ask their thoughts on flexible working. The results ...
French execs face prison over bullying suicides
Former executives at France Télécom could face prison over organised workplace harassment that led to a spate of staff suicides a decade ago. The Guardian reports that French state prosecutors have urged judges to find the executives guilty of moral ...
Indian women undergo womb removal to work
A vast majority of women in India, especially those from poor families, with no agency and no education, are forced to make choices that have long-term and irreversible impacts on their health and their lives. BBC News reports that in ...
Gig employers' 'uncommon' tactic negates worker rights
The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Bloomberg reports that at US company Getaround, the start-up is employing an uncommon legal tactic in the hope of defeating a class-action lawsuit before it ...
Billions could be saved by implementing a four-day week
Deutsche Bank slashes 18 000 jobs worldwide
UK sex discrimination claims rise by 69%
UK firms struggling to find skilled workers
Tolerant culture a high priority for young workers
Retirees expect to work in retirement
Over 25% of employees expect to work during holidays