Eskom declares dispute with unions
Eskom declares dispute with unions

Eskom has declared a dispute with its three trade unions over preconditions introduced in wage negotiations...

16 Aug 2018

Annual Labour Law Conference opens this week
Annual Labour Law Conference opens this week

The 31st Annual Labour Law Conference will open in Kempton Park on Thursday, 16 August, marking the 6th anniversary of the Marikana Massacre...

14 Aug 2018

Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal
Constitutional Court dismisses Shaun Abrahams' appeal

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Shaun Abrahams' appointment as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was constitutionally invalid and has subsequently dismissed his appeal with costs...

13 Aug 2018

Constitutional Court to rule on Shaun Abrahams's fate
Constitutional Court to rule on Shaun Abrahams's fate

The Constitutional Court is this morning expected to rule on whether or not the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Shaun Abrahams, should vacate his position...

13 Aug 2018

A look at gender pay legislation around the world
A look at gender pay legislation around the world

The World Economic Forum's most recent Global Gender Gap Report concludes that the gender gap in pay, participation and leadership is widening for the first time since 2006 after a decade of slow but steady progress...

By Lauren Salt 10 Aug 2018

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist, Citadel
Wage increases could sink Eskom

Above-inflation wage increases for Eskom workers are simply not sustainable in the long-term, especially if South Africa is to avoid further credit ratings downgrades...

By Maarten Ackerman 7 Aug 2018

Gwede Mantashe, minister of mineral resources
Concerns on Impala Platinum restructuring plans

Impala Platinum's announcement to restructure the company is disconcerting considering the high unemployment rate in the country as reflected in the latest Stats SA survey, says Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe.

3 Aug 2018

Eskom enlists CCMA in wage impasse
Eskom enlists CCMA in wage impasse

Eskom is engaging the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to facilitate engagement between the organisation and union leaders to resolve the ongoing industrial action...

1 Aug 2018

Importance of judgment on TES
Importance of judgment on TES

The Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter, CCT 194/17: Assign Services (Pty) Limited v National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa and Others, yesterday 26 July 2018.

By Craig Kirchmann 27 Jul 2018

4 signs you need HR support
4 signs you need HR support

When you're dealing with employees, it's almost impossible to anticipate or control what will happen. Everything is fine until something is not, right? So when is the right time to get HR support...?

By Celeste Dickinson 23 Jul 2018

Publicly breastfeeding challenges entrenched gender dynamics
Publicly breastfeeding challenges entrenched gender dynamics

Despite the fact that South Africa has a 30-year history of actively promoting breastfeeding through government campaigns, attitudes towards breastfeeding in public often provoke heated reactions...

Issued by BabyYumYum 20 Jul 2018

Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metrics

In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

By Nicci Botha 20 Jul 2018

Wage agreement ends postal strike
Wage agreement ends postal strike

The South African Post Office (SAPO) and trade unions have reached an agreement on salary adjustments, bringing an end to the two-week postal strike...

19 Jul 2018

#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing
#SourceAfrica2018: Why Africa's clothing sector could lead in responsible sourcing

Whether you are a retailer, brand or manufacturer, the need to proactively manage social compliance issues in your supply chain has never been greater...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jul 2018

When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case?
When is hearsay evidence enough in a labour dispute case?

The Labour Court in South Africa was recently tasked with considering the weight that should be attached to the transcribed record of an internal disciplinary hearing...

By Lauren Salt and JJ van der Walt 4 Jul 2018

Photo: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye-Stillwater commits to safety after poor accident record

After a half-year plagued by mine accidents in which more than 20 workers have died, Sibanye-Stillwater says it has come up with a plan of action, along with other stakeholders, to address health and safety at its operations...

2 Jul 2018

Duty of care considerations for travelling employees
Duty of care considerations for travelling employees

Business travel is part of the day-to-day job for a growing cohort of employees, but brings with it its own set of risks, demanding that organisations exercise the utmost duty of care...

28 Jun 2018

Photo by Rhys Moult on Unsplash
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)...

20 Jun 2018

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 20 Jun 2018

Photo: Sibanye-Stillwater
Sibanye promises to improve safety

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

20 Jun 2018

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 20 Jun 2018

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...

18 Jun 2018

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

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