Amcu takes a judicial hammering
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has been dealt a body blow with two Labour Court judgments going against them, writes Legalbrief. The Labour Court has prevented a secondary strike across the country’s gold, platinum and vanadium industries ...
Automotive sector workers demand ‘equal work for equal pay’
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said workers in the automotive components sector were disgruntled over the failure of employers to offer ‘equal work for equal pay’, and recognise them as key stakeholders in the industry. The Citizen ...
Numsa threatens contractor strike at Arcelor
The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) is threatening to lead contractors at Africa’s steel giant, ArcelorMittal SA (Amsa), on a sympathy strike should the company not accede to its demands to permanently place contractors. Numsa downed tools last ...
Union says SAPS strike a 'no-no'
The South African Police Service says it is business as usual at police stations across the country. News24 reports that police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo was responding to questions about threatened strike action by police officers. Union members had reportedly ...
Tito Blackstar strike halted temporarily
Standard Bank job losses 'a race to the bottom'
Mantashe must prosecute – Lily mine worker families
Trustees to take back control of Samwumed
Group Five starts retrenchment proceedings
Public service early retirement offer to start on 1 April
Professional qualification for community workers
SA must up its game to increase OIHDs
NUM could hold off election strike over Eskom
Workplace Policy Watch
Education: Minister seeks broader mandate for skills authority
Government may need to consider extending the monitoring and evaluation mandate of the National Skills Authority beyond sector-specific education and training to state schools and post-school education and training institutions. Pam Saxby, for Legalbrief Policy Watch, notes Minister in the ...
Another critical court ruling for Amcu and Sibanye
A critical ruling deciding whether a wage agreement by three minority unions can be extended to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is expected today, says a Business Day report. Sibanye has had setbacks in court around the ...
Managers not trained to recognise mental ill health
Only 31% of line managers polled in the UK by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) considered they had been sufficiently trained to recognise the signs of mental ill health in their staff, indicating that organisations are not ...
Mentally-tiring jobs increasing diabetes risk
Women in mentally-tiring jobs are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who suffer from little or no work-related stress, Personnel Today reports research has found. A French study involving 73 517 women, mainly in teaching roles, discovered ...
Review looks at benefits of sit-stand desks
With researchers suggesting that ‘sitting is the new smoking,’ sit-stand desks (SSD) have become a common tool to quell sedentary behaviour in an office environment. As this furniture becomes ubiquitous, conflicting opinions have arisen on its effectiveness. The University ...
Disconnect found over the issue of flexible work
LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a ‘disconnect’ between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies. Personnel Today reports that the ...
Employee confidence slumps worldwide
Employee confidence in the UK business environment has slumped. Personnel Today reports that the latest data in Gartner’s Global Talent Monitor report for the fourth quarter of 2018 shows employee confidence in near-term business conditions and long-term economic prospects reaching ...
Noise negatively impacts on wellbeing
Almost half (44%) of office workers say that noisy working conditions have a negative effect on their wellbeing, significantly affecting productivity and stress levels. Personnel Today reports that 40% of the 1 000 office workers polled admitted noise at work ...
UK authorities encourage a ‘neurodivergent’ workforce
Business urged to support ageing workforce
Scandals trigger tech workers to report wrongdoing
Mentally re-attaching to work also important
Support needed for female mentoring programmes