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10 August 2020 Labour & Employment Watch

Focus


Public sector wages contribute to deteriorating fiscus

The dispute between the Treasury and public servants over a salary increase agreement is ongoing, with Treasury branding it ‘unaffordable’, particularly during the time of Covid-19. And, writes Legalbrief, the public servant’s argument has not been helped by the recently ... Read More

South Africa


A 20.7% decline in monthly pay in June

A measure of take-home pay has shown that there were double-digit declines in the number of monthly payments made in June – a bad omen for SA’s stretched households that are under the cosh of the coronavirus crisis. Business Day ... Read More

Ooccupational health and safety committees directive

In a bid to ensure continuous engagement with all stakeholders critical to the fight against Covid-19, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has given a directive for occupational health and safety committees to be created at a provincial, district and local ... Read More

Analysis


Equity Bill ‘incorporates both carrot and the stick’

The latest draft of the Employment Equity Amendment Bill was published on 20 July, several years after the initial draft appeared for comment. And, Neil Coetzer and Rod Harper, partners with Cowan-Harper-Madikizela Attorneys say the latest version, which will be ... Read More

Health


AI tool to manage workplace health and safety

An AI employee health data management tool has been developed to help employers predict, monitor and test the health and safety of their workforce, reports HR News. Created by Delfin Health and DocHQ, Klarity combines AI-driven health and Covid-19 risk ... Read More

World


US workers filing Covid-19 negligence lawsuits

Major employers across the US are facing a wave of lawsuits filed by workers claiming they contracted the coronavirus as a result of their employer's negligence – a trend that's sparking debate over whether Congress should grant businesses ... Read More

Women on boards boosting performance during pandemic

Shares in companies with more women have performed better than their competitors during the coronavirus. Personnel Today reports that this is according to an analysis of FTSE250 companies by New Street Group, which found that shares in the top 25 ... Read More

Baby boomers suffer largest drop in earnings

Baby boomers have suffered a larger drop in earnings because of coronavirus pay cuts than younger workers, and are just as likely to have been furloughed. People Management reports that research by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial ... Read More