Unions slam 'reckless' Telkom retrenchments
Unions have reacted angrily to the announcement of the current round of proposed job cuts at Telkom, writes Legalbrief. Trade union Solidarity has slammed Telkom over its plan to cut up to 3 000 jobs, or 20% of its 15 ...
Policy responsible for ‘retrenchment bloodbath’
Government's economic policy was responsible for the ‘retrenchment bloodbath’ in the manufacturing sector, trade union Solidarity says. The union's deputy general secretary for mining and engineering, Willie Venter, is quoted in a Polity report as saying that government ...
SA near the bottom of social mobility ladder – WEF
SA is one of the worst performers in terms of social mobility, Business Day reports that a study from the World Economic Forum shows, thanks largely to poor education, health and employment outcomes, stymieing the chances of citizens to move ...
Cheque salary payments to fight ‘ghost worker’ scourge
It's back to paying employees with cheques for a Limpopo municipality on a mission to rid its payroll of ghost workers. According to a Sowetan report the Greater Sekhukhune district municipality has issued a circular informing all its employees ...
Uncertainty for Bosasa's former youth centre employees
Unions barred from striking
Final Marikana retrenchment figures confirmed
SA chrome companies warn of massive job cuts
Moyo heads to SCA as Old Mutual battle drags on
EFF and former employee to battle on
Judgment reserved in temporary workers dispute
Employee sues for alleged racist dismissal
Mashaba pledges help to Lily Mine disaster families
Treatment of skilled foreigners hard to understand – DA
SANParks ranger 'fired for social media statements'
‘Capable state’ needs qualified individuals - Ramaphosa
SANDF briefs department on sexual abuse cases
Workplace Policy Watch
Key mine health, safety guidelines gazetted
Guidance notes on mine employee HIV counselling and testing were gazetted on Friday, together with guidelines on compiling three mandatory codes of practice affecting the health and safety of mine workers, says Pam Saxby for Legalbrief Policy Watch. The HIV ...
Policy convergence needed to fight retrenchments
Barely a month into 2020, retrenchments, the trimming of workforces and restructuring talks are dominating the news. Unfortunately, writes Mamokgethi Molopyane, a mining and labour analyst, with a growth rate of 0.9%, the economy offers no solution to either ...
Jobs contributing to musculoskeletal issues
More than two-thirds (68%) of people with musculoskeletal (MSK) issues say their job has been a contributing factor to their condition. Personnel Today reports that this is according to a survey by Willis Towers Watson, which highlighted the extent to ...
Bullying swept under the carpet
Almost a quarter of employees believe that – despite the rise of movements such as #MeToo – bullying and harassment at work is swept under the carpet. Personnel Today reports that this is according to the UK's Chartered Institute ...
Dutch most prepared for automation
The Netherlands is the EU’s most prepared country when it comes to automation, Personnel Today reports a survey has suggested, with Slovakia the least ready. According to research compiled by financial processing business MerchantMachine, the Netherlands was 95% ready for ...
Women working longer since financial crisis
The length of women’s working weeks has increased at a faster rate than men’s in the past decade since the financial crisis, caused by a growing number of men in part-time work. People Management reports that this is according to ...
Calls for more transparency around pay