‘Crazy times’ as mining industry copes with lockdown
SA’s mining industry, employing 450 000 people, is one of the industries that will be most impacted by the lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night, writes Legalbrief. Mines in SA, the source of most of the world’s ...
Some relief to help mitigate Covid-19 impact
Government, big business and financial institutions have rallied to help cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on workers and the economy with a slew of relief efforts and funds, writes Legalbrief. The Department of Small Business Development has launched ...
Covid-19 workplace guidelines released
The Department of Employment and Labour has appealed to employers to use the prescriptions of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act in governing workplaces in relation to the Covid-19 virus, reports Engineering News. The OHS, read with the Hazardous ...
Size of UIF benefit still uncertain
As the government braces for the huge economic fallout anticipated from the Covid-19 pandemic, it has said it is not yet sure how far the new disaster Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefit will go, and is still crunching the numbers ...
Staff abandon posts amid Covid-19 fears
Farmworkers suffering in Covid-19 fallout
Sibanye condemns hoax Covid-19 claims
Motor industry eyes BEE fund lifeline
Numsa asks that BMW workers be paid
Pension settlement agreement less than expected
Doctors win scarce skills allowance case
Mistreated, unpaid domestic worker awarded settlement
Soldier wins employment dispute in ConCourt
Covid-19 pushes remote working to the fore
Until now, only the most forward-thinking companies have fully bought into a distributed workforce. Andrew Robinson, executive director at Sisebenza, writes in a report on the HR Pulse site that the rest paid lip service to the idea while clinging ...
Supporting mental health of fathers at work
A significant number of fathers struggle with their mental health, particularly in the early years. Many of these suffer in silence as they feel unable to speak up. New data shows when that help is available, they are four times ...
Europe supports workers in the time of Covid-19
Governments in mainland Europe have deployed a mixture of tax moratoriums, payment extensions on social charges, loan guarantees and wage subsidies for workers who cannot work or move to part-time roles. But, Personnel Today reports, according to some commentators, the ...
UK suspends gender pay gap reporting
The UK has suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting requirements this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have announced. Personnel Today reports that employers will not ...
Benefits packages not meeting employees' needs
More than half of employees say the benefits package offered to them does not meet their needs, highlighting the need for employers to give workers flexibility over the health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits they provide. Personnel Today reports that this ...
Stereotypes affecting older employees
Staff anxiety around Covid-19 a major challenge
Recruitment firms move to online interviews