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Izusa Carriers truck driver strike comes to an end

About 100 truck drivers from Izusa Carriers have ceased striking after they signed a resolution agreement with the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU)...

1 day ago

How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? ConCourt will decide
How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? ConCourt will decide

The Constitutional Court recently heard a case which will determine the extent to which an employer is allowed to slash salaries and benefits in order to maximise profits and to dismiss employees who refuse the change in work conditions...

By Mluleki Marongo 1 day ago

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Sibanye promises to improve safety

Sibanye-Stillwater says its current safety record is unacceptable ...

1 day ago

Food delivery men say they're exploited
Food delivery men say they're exploited

Immigrants working for food delivery companies like Uber Eats, MrD Food, and OrderIn as independent contractors say they are exploited. Often they use their own motorbikes, pay their own insurance...

By Tariro Washinyira 1 day ago

Eskom, labour unions head back to negotiation table
Eskom, labour unions head back to negotiation table

Power utility, Eskom, and labour unions have agreed to go back to the negotiation table to bring an end to protest action, which has disrupted the supply of electricity...

3 days ago

A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism
A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: The propaganda of optimism

If South Africa is reality, then Malta is wonderland. Or vice versa, as I've discovered on a visit back to the old country...

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 15 Jun 2018

Strike action leaves SA in the dark
Strike action leaves SA in the dark

Eskom left large chunks of the country in the dark on Thursday night when it implemented stage one load shedding, blaming the black out on sabotage by striking workers...

By Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

Industrial action compromises power supply
Industrial action compromises power supply

The power supply is constrained as a result of industrial action, Eskom said on Thursday...

14 Jun 2018

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe
Guess co-founder Paul Marciano quits following sexual harassment probe

Guess co-founder Paul Marciano is stepping down as executive chairman after the fashion company concluded an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment...

13 Jun 2018

Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits
Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits

Sweeping changes to the Unemployment Insurance Act will mean that contributors who lose their jobs can draw benefits for up to a year instead of for eight months...

By Annie Cebulski 12 Jun 2018

Unions, government reach wage agreement
Unions, government reach wage agreement

Labour unions and government have on Friday signed a three-year wage agreement, bringing an end to the lengthy wage negotiation process...

11 Jun 2018

PSA strike in violation of procedural rules
PSA strike in violation of procedural rules

Government and the Committee of Ministers has condemned the unilateral decision of the Public Servants Association (PSA) to embark on strike action, in violation of bargaining rules and processes...

6 Jun 2018

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS): The big picture

Taking a proactive approach to occupational health and safety will help small contractors to build their businesses and the industry to transform and realise its potential. Even better, there is a way to achieve this...

By Boitumelo Thipe and Makhosazana Kunene 6 Jun 2018

How just one derogatory word can get you fired...
How just one derogatory word can get you fired...

Using derogatory language is an issue that has been in the public domain quite frequently. The Constitutional Court has confirmed that this type of conduct is completely unacceptable...

By Jonathan Goldberg 4 Jun 2018

Labour calls on ex-miners to claim their benefits
Labour calls on ex-miners to claim their benefits

The Department of Labour and the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) have launched the long-awaited registration campaign of unclaimed benefits for ex-mineworkers in the Northern Cape, targeting Hartswater in Phokwane Local Municipality.

1 Jun 2018

Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?
Can you transfer restraint of trade from one employer to another?

In the High Court judgment of Laser Junction v Karl Leeson Fick, Laser Junction sought to enforce a restraint of trade agreement against Fick, following the his promotion and the transfer of his employment contract from his previous employer...

By Motheo Mfikoe 29 May 2018

How does the proposed minimum compare to a fair salary?
How does the proposed minimum compare to a fair salary?

With the passing the proposed minimum wage bill currently on hold, the Human Science Research Council conducted a study to determine South Africans' view on the ongoing income inequality in the country...

24 May 2018

The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy
The importance of Permanent Residency to your expatriate / HR strategy

The work permit process can be time-consuming and even painful, depending on your permit categorisation. One question often asked is whether an expatriate should consider a Permanent Residency application sooner, effectively lifting the expatriate's status above the noise of normal work permit requirements...

By Marisa Jacobs 24 May 2018

Should good performance be rewarded despite bad behaviour?
Should good performance be rewarded despite bad behaviour?

The Labour Court in Solidarity obo Oelofse v Armscor and Others was tasked with reviewing a decision that the non-payment of a performance bonus was not an unfair labour practice, even though the employee exceeded the qualifying rating...

By Lauren Salt and Thandoluhe Dladla 23 May 2018

Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?
Do SA labour laws apply to foreign nationals?

On 9 May, raids were conducted in China City in Milnerton and Canal Walk in Century City where 25 foreign nationals were arrested for contravening the Immigration Act...

23 May 2018

Paying the price for unfair procedure
Paying the price for unfair procedure

The Labour Court delivered its judgment in the matter of Satawu and Others v Sihlangene Security & Cleaning CC and Another on 27 March 2018, whereby the court showed its displeasure for a complete absence of prior procedure followed when dismissing employees.

By Tracy Robbins 17 May 2018

Govt determined to conclude wage negotiations
Govt determined to conclude wage negotiations

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says government is seized with working towards concluding a multi-term wage agreement with unions...

17 May 2018

Can an employee be fired for racist rants on Facebook?
Can an employee be fired for racist rants on Facebook?

Is a dismissal of an employee who posted alleged racist comments on Facebook substantively fair...?

By Jacques van Wyk 16 May 2018

Labour outlines plan to enforce minimum wage compliance
Labour outlines plan to enforce minimum wage compliance

Labour Deputy Minister Inkosi Phathekile Holomisa says once the National Minimum wage gets implemented, more resources will be required to ensure that employers comply with the new policy...

16 May 2018

When employee suspensions go wrong
When employee suspensions go wrong

Employers need to think twice before they simply suspend an employee. If the suspension turns out to be unfair, the employer may need to fork out more money than bargained for...

7 May 2018

Why SA labour relations are the worst in the world
Why SA labour relations are the worst in the world

South Africa has the worst labour-employee relations in the world, ranking 137 out of 137 countries, according to the World Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released by the World Economic Forum...

7 May 2018

Suspended Sars commissioner, Tom Moyane
Tom Moyane served with disciplinary charges

Suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane has been served with disciplinary charges, the Presidency announced...

4 May 2018

Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment
Home Affairs to enforce legal immigrant employment

Companies may expect "a knock on the door" from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA's Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned...

By Tasia Brummer 26 Apr 2018

South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be
South Africa's strike rate isn't as bad as it's made out to be

South Africa's parliament is currently debating amendments to the Labour Relations Act that will change how workers can go on strike...

By Carin Runciman 25 Apr 2018

DPSA asks for more time on wage negotiations
DPSA asks for more time on wage negotiations

The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has requested for more time for consultations on the public service wage negotiations that are currently underway...

23 Apr 2018

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