Jobs loss warning in switch to renewables
The switch to renewable energy is a sensitive subject in SA with the coal sector a major employer. This was one of the central issues to come out of the recent Investment in Africa Mining Indaba, writes Legalbrief. Replacing coal ...
DEL wants to make strike balloting secret
The Department of Employment & Labour (DEL) says it will re-introduce provisions to make balloting before and during a strike secret, reports Fin24. Secret ballots have been opposed by many trade unions who want the decision to strike decided by ...
Eskom unions demand above-inflation increases
Unions at Eskom are demanding above-inflation wage hikes, saying workers at SOEs have not received meaningful increases in two years, resulting in ‘very low’ staff morale. Numsa and the NUM, which represent most of Eskom’s estimated 46 000 workers, are ...
SARS unions announce strike date
Revenue collection at the country’s ports of entry and in various offices internally is set to be disrupted when the two largest unions at SARS down tools next week in support of their demand for higher wages. BusinessLIVE reports that ...
Reconstruction of KZN economy a 'top priority' – Ramaphosa
Denel employees win another salaries non-payment case
ArcelorMittal wins interdict against some striking workers
Unions want SAA takeover deal scrutinised
ILO Durban conference addresses child labour
Mkhwebane opens case over Sibiya's appointment
Still ‘no common ground’ in Sibanye strike
Infrastructure reforms to drive job growth
Transport SOE in provident fund scandal
Retrenchment for refusing Covid-19 vaccine is fair
One in four government managers unqualified
Sibanye CEO defends R300m package
ILO acts on Solidarity's race policy complaint
Probe into National Skills Fund for ‘unaccounted’ R5bn
‘City of Joburg 130’ must return assets
Unprotected strike to impact on York Timber’s results
NUM questions Ubank curatorship
Tshwane bus workers want transport allowances
Officials fired over Albert Fritz scandal
Traditional hostile collective bargaining rituals ‘outdated’
‘Whatever their culture and epoch, mankind has sought to acquire what it takes to satisfy their basic desires: security, shelter, sustenance and self-expression’ – Philippe Gigantes: Power and Greed, A Short History of the World. And, writes labour lawyer Patrick ...
Employers cautioned about WhatsApp use
Employers need to be careful with how they use WhatsApp, notes Kavita Kooverjee, senior professional assistant at Schoemanlaw Inc. According to Legalbrief, she writes that the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 states that an employee may not ...
Focus on safe and healthy mine workers
The Minerals Council SA has given a strong assurance that it was acting to halt and reverse the regression in mine safety in SA that had taken place over the past three or so years. ‘Nearly half of the staff ...
High long-Covid numbers in the UK
An estimated 1.8m people in the UK are currently experiencing long Covid, official figures have shown, leading to calls for employers to do more to support workers with symptoms. People Management reports that the latest figures from the Office ...
Most not comfortable raising mental wellbeing issues
Two-thirds of employees would not feel comfortable raising a mental or emotional wellbeing issue with their employer. People Management reports that this is according to a poll of 8 000 UK adults, that found 66% would not share their mental ...
Employers should help workers manage chronic pain
Ex-Facebook moderator in Kenya files lawsuit over PTSD
A man who worked as a Facebook moderator in Kenya is suing the platform's parent company, Meta, accusing it of human trafficking and forced labour. Daniel Motaung was employed by Sama, a San Francisco tech-outsourcing firm that Facebook contracted ...
Calling a man ‘bald’ is sexual harassment in UK
Calling someone bald at work is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal has ruled. Sky News reports that the decision relates to a claim brought by Tony Finn against the West Yorkshire-based British Bung Company, where he worked as an electrician ...
Spain in ‘menstrual leave’ first
Spain could become the first Western country to allow women to take several days of ‘menstrual leave’ from the workplace each month under new proposed legislation, reports Euro News. The Spanish Government is expected to approve the measure as part ...
Goldman Sachs to offer unlimited vacations to executives
Ruling shows ‘pragmatic approach’ to Covid concern issues
Deliveroo agrees to recognition deal with UK union