‘No mercy’ for firms flouting Covid-19 regulations
The move to level three lockdown regulations will bring new risks for workers but, writes Legalbrief, the Trade, Industry and Competition Department plans to close down companies that flout Covid-19 regulations to protect the well-being of employees. According to Business ...
Danger that Covid-19 job losses could be permanent
There is a danger that employment losses due to the Covid-19 epidemic will become permanent, causing the rate of unemployment to be significantly raised for years to come. Business Day reports that this is the warning in a new study ...
Hoards of people flock CCMA offices after job losses
The massive loss of jobs – brought about by the Covid-19 coronavirus – has resulted in hordes of people flocking into the offices of the CCMA, which began operations again last week for the first time since the nationwide lockdown ...
Unions express concern over mineworker safety
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed concern about the number of Covid-19 cases reported at South African mines and has called on the Mineral Resources and Energy Department to stop mining operations until all safety measures have been ...
Tiger Brands looks at ‘significant’ job cuts
TERS benefits now available to all workers
Naamsa proposes liquidity relief measures
Workers need to access retirement fund savings – Cosatu
Banks transitioning to work from home
SAA's BRPs allowed to appeal retrenchment judgment
Labour registrar dragged into Amcu infighting
Covid-19 highlights SA’s pay inequalities
Vulnerable employees and e-commerce protocols
Workplaces must prepare for 'new normal’
At the beginning of the year no-one in SA, or the world, could have predicted the challenges we would face in 2020 writes Bheki Ntshalintshali, Cosatu general secretary in Business Day. Ntshalintshali writes: ‘We were all caught unawares and unprepared ...
More mental health support needed during Covid-19 outbreak
More than three-quarters of employers in the UK have seen an increase in requests for mental health and wellbeing support since the coronavirus outbreak, reports Personnel Today. Nine in 10 respondents to a survey conducted by the Reward and Benefits ...
Financial worries impact employees’ mental health
The vast majority (90%) of employers agree that financial worries have a negative impact on an employee’s mental health, HR Magazine reports. A survey by fintech company Smarterly found that 87% of employers in the survey said money worries have ...
Africa’s CFOs planning safe workplaces
As governments in Africa start to ease lockdown restrictions and reopen local economies, CFOs are focusing on plans to provide a safe working environment for their employees and ensure that this safety can be sustained throughout the Covid-19 crisis and ...
UK employers accused of furlough fraud
Whistleblowers are unveiling fraud committed by UK employers that have used the furlough scheme to make large sums of money by falsely claiming employees are on furlough, reports Personnel Today. Charity Protect has revealed that about a third (36%) of ...
Parents balance work and home-schooling
Two-fifths of working parents in the UK are home-schooling their children during the coronavirus outbreak while holding down a full-time job. People Management reports a poll of 2 000 working adults with school-aged children, conducted by Canada Life, found 39 ...
Women lied to more in professional settings