Eskom prepares for voluntary retrenchments
With a proposed bail-out plan questioned and threatened by legal action, cash-strapped Eskom says it has put aside funds for voluntary retrenchments, writes Legalbrief. Trade union Solidarity has threatened legal action against a proposed plan to use the pensions of ...
Labour Department 'not taking aim' at Saftu
The Employment and Labour Department has said it is not using new strike ballot rules to take aim at Cosatu’s rival, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu), reports the Mail & Gaurdian. In the wake of the labour ...
Public sector unions baulk at pay freeze comments
Government is seeking to cut 30 000 state jobs and freeze pay increases for three years, according to Cosatu. That’s part of the state’s proposal to reduce its wage bill, which makes up 35.4% of national spending, reports Moneyweb ...
Numsa and NUM butt heads at Rustenburg mine
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday voiced its concern that more than 100 of its members were allegedly ‘being held hostage’ underground at the Lanxess chrome mine in Rustenburg. Mining Weekly quotes NUM branch chair at the Lanxess ...
Tongaat Hulett may retrench 390 employees
Educor to cut 752 at colleges
Load shedding wage docking not legal
SAA unions’ court bid against job cuts dismissed
Labour Court raps law firm for ‘serial negligence’
Wrongly fired city manager gets 10 months' salary
Cabinet approves Equity Bill amendments
Saftu campaigns as budget approaches
Unionist pushed appointment of VUT principal – report
Popcru leaders fail to account for missing R200m
The pain of unemployment ...
Eskom extends lifestyle audits to lower level staff
GDP growth, not training, will solve jobs crisis
Martin Luther King went on a three-week retreat to Jamaica, where he finished writing his last book, which, according to Mark Engler, was one of King’s most sustained pieces of economic reflection – it articulated a Keynesian, demand-side critique of ...
Employees taking their jobs on holiday with them
‘Leavism’ is the new ‘presenteeism’ as increasing numbers of employees take work on holiday to avoid being seen as lazy or shirkers by their bosses. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, the phenomenon has been identified by psychologist ...
Poor health a major cause of low productivity
Poor health is a major cause of low productivity, People Management says a UK parliamentary report has found, calling for employers to do more to tackle poor employee wellbeing. The analysis of NHS data said high levels of chronic illness ...
No pay for smoke breaks, Spanish court rules
A company that stopped paying its employees for smoking breaks has won its case in Spain's High Court. According to a BBC News report, energy company Galp says it was implementing Spanish law when it began deducting time spent ...
'Outdated science' behind AI systems facial readings
Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems that companies claim can ‘read’ facial expressions is based on outdated science and risks being unreliable and discriminatory. The Guardian reports that this is the warning from one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology ...
Polish coal miners’ negotiating position weaker
Polish coal miners planning a protest in Warsaw this month may find it more difficult than ever to secure their pay hike demands, says a Mining Weekly report. The workers, whose strong negotiating position harks back to the Solidarity union’s ...
Romance at work not a sackable offence – survey
Coronavirus impacts on working hours
Ageism remains a problem
Uptick expected in workers taking shared parental leave