High stakes for all in SAA strike
There is more at stake in the stand-off between SAA and workers than wage negotiations, writes Legalbrief. Carol Paton as writing in a BusinessLIVE report notes, it is the government that holds the purse strings and the SAA strike is ...
Platinum sector wage deal signed and strike averted
After four months of negotiations, the platinum sector has managed to avert a strike as three major producers inked a wage deal with the majority union. BusinessLIVE reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) signed the deal ...
Spotlight on public sector performance bonuses
National and provincial departments have paid out 70% more than the previous year on performance bonuses to employees, despite SA battling worsening levels of debt, low growth and downgrades by two major ratings agencies over that period. BusinessLIVE reports that ...
Samwu plans to shut down Joburg CBD
The SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) aims to shut down the Johannesburg central business district when it holds a march today, reports BusinessLIVE. The country's biggest municipal union's march is expected to disrupt service delivery in the economic ...
Red tape triggers job losses in arms industry
Staff reduction but not retrenchment, says Post Office
VWSA workers still fighting for compensation 20 years on
Black African-headed households still earn lowest wages
Worker reinstated after unfair dismissal seven years ago
Former Total SA employee wins benefits claim
Over R100m missing from Popcru’s investment company
Report flags impact of gig work on women
Swings and roundabouts of future work
Government certification rules relaxed
Unions successful at curtailing use of labour brokers
Many employers use agency/broker staff to avoid having to deal with trade unions, discipline, grievances, pay disputes, the provision of benefits and other labour-related issues and obligations. Ivan Israelstam, CEO of Labour Law Management Consulting, writes in a BusinessLIVE ...
Half of Australian workers experienced mental illness
A major study has found that half of all Australian workers have experienced a mental illness – and 43% of those say their workplace caused it, reports News.com. National mental health organisation Superfriend has released the findings of the ...
Work stress causing sleep deprivation
International health benefits provider, Aetna International, recently surveyed 4 000 office workers and 1 000 HR directors across the globe to find out their thoughts on the current state of health care and wellness provisions in the workplace. HR News ...
Workers find medical appointments difficult to schedule
Almost six in 10 (59%) workers have felt guilty about attending a medical appointment during working hours because of their colleagues having to pick up their work, according to research by insurer AIG Life. Personnel Today reports that the survey ...
Flexible working results in longer working hours
Many organisations are offering their employees greater autonomy to decide their work patterns and more employees than ever are embracing that. But, says a Personnel Today report, who’s winning and seeing the most benefit – employee or employer? Morgan McKinley’s ...
Pay more equal in Europe - survey
More action is taking place on pay equality in Europe compared with the US, according to a recent survey, although US firms are more proactive when it comes to sexual harassment. Personnel Today reports that the survey, which looked at ...
DRC mining sector urged to fight child labour
Companies mining and buying copper and cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo must do more to fight corruption and child labour in the country. Mining Weekly reports that this is according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development ...
UK secretary wins compensation for age discrimination
Unlawful pay discrimination widespread
Bullying the reason for workplace suicide in Japan
Less ‘blokey’ behaviour in the workplace
Inaccessible job applications hamper disabled workers