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Calls for proposals to resolve wage talks deadlock
Calls for proposals to resolve wage talks deadlockArticle

South Africans are being asked to come forward with proposals that might assist in resolving the deadlock between government and organised labour over the current public service wage negotiations...

26 Apr 2021

Jonathan Goldberg
#BizTrends2021: The people management landscape for 2021Article

Covid-19 has forced most companies to step back and re-think their organisational design and remuneration. The shift into remote work, the need to manage output - and not hours - as well as the financial pressure placed on companies to meet salary and benefits obligations, has created the opportunity to review age-old norms...

Jonathan Goldberg 17 Dec 2020

Maarten Ackerman, chief economist and advisory partner, Citadel
The good news ... and the bad newsArticle

South Africa's GDP numbers are much better than expected. In fact, the 66% quarter-on-quarter, seasonally adjusted, annualised figure is better than even the best industry expectation...

Maarten Ackerman 9 Dec 2020

On Wednesday the Clover SA depot in Perseverance, Port Elizabeth, was operating in spite of a strike. Photo: Joseph Chirume.
Striking workers call for boycott of Clover SA productsArticle

The company says Covid-19 has made a difficult trading environment worse...

Joseph Chirume 15 Oct 2020

#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen, president of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)
#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen, president of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI)Article

This #WomensMonth, we celebrate the sheroes, SHE-E-Os, fempreneurs and fempire builders of South Africa and the rest of Africa

31 Jul 2020

Mike van der Westhuizen, portfolio manager, Citadel
#BizFinFocus: SA needs a hardcore BudgetArticle

A strong Budget will come down to simple action and hard choices taken now for the long-term benefit of the country...

17 Feb 2020

Minimum wage 'not enough' say farm workers
Minimum wage 'not enough' say farm workersArticle

Neil Coleman, co-director of the Institute for Economic Justice, admitted that the hourly wage was "a bit of a curveball" because the labour movement had been pushing for a monthly minimum wage...

18 Oct 2019

Threat of new strike at Robertson Winery
Threat of new strike at Robertson WineryArticle

Wage talks leave workers unsatisfied...

28 May 2019

Sars seeks CCMA intervention in wage dispute
Sars seeks CCMA intervention in wage disputeArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) recently met with labour unions in an effort to resolve the salary increment impasse at the revenue collector...

27 Mar 2019

How new code can bring order to strikes
How new code can bring order to strikesArticle

A new code of good practice governing various aspects of strike action came into effect on 1 January 2019. It is a welcome step towards eliminating violent and damaging strikes but its effectiveness remains to be seen in practice...

Johan Olivier and Lizle Louw 15 Feb 2019

#BestofBiz 2018: HR & Recruitment
#BestofBiz 2018: HR & RecruitmentArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2018 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views. Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Human Resources & Recruitment site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Road freight and logistics industry wage negotiation a success
Road freight and logistics industry wage negotiation a successArticle

The National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistic Industry (NBCRFLI) and the Parties to Council have announced the signing of a three-year wage agreement...

25 Sep 2018

Eskom spokesman, Khulu Phasiwe. Photo: Soweto Life Magazine
Eskom signs wage agreement with unionsArticle

Eskom has signed a wage agreement with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA).

31 Aug 2018

Eskom declares dispute with unions
Eskom declares dispute with unionsArticle

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

16 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen - a woman of steel in the motor industry
#WomensMonth: Jeánne Esterhuizen - a woman of steel in the motor industryArticle

Jeánne Esterhuizen has always had a passion and love for beautiful cars and bikes. In 1994, she opened the doors of Technicolor, a small micro-enterprise in the motor body repair industry...

15 Aug 2018

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

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...

Nicci Botha 15 Jun 2018

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

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

Recent bus strike shows how not to negotiate
Recent bus strike shows how not to negotiateArticle

The four-week bus strike, which inconvenienced hundreds of thousands of commuters and resulted in conflict as well as loss of income for workers and commuters, could have been handled differently, says an expert in the field of negotiation...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 29 May 2018

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

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

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash
MyCiTi service remains suspended as #BusStrike continuesArticle

NEWSWATCH: The MyCiTi service in the City of Cape Town remains suspended as the nationwide bus strike continues...

Ilse van den Berg 7 May 2018

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

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

Tough week ahead for commuters as bus strike continues
Tough week ahead for commuters as bus strike continuesArticle

NEWSWATCH: The nationwide bus strike which commenced on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, has entered its sixth day...

23 Apr 2018

Notice of Golden Arrow bus strike action issued
Notice of Golden Arrow bus strike action issuedArticle

Golden Arrow has alerted its passengers to nationwide strike action which will affect the entire South African bus industry...

16 Apr 2018

Government not delaying wage negotiations
Government not delaying wage negotiationsArticle

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has assured public servants and the public in general that government has no intention of delaying the current public sector wage negotiations process...

5 Apr 2018

Easter weekend spending patterns
Easter weekend spending patternsArticle

The VAT increase on 1 April could cause a run on bigger-ticket items as consumers attempt to beat paying the taxman extra...

29 Mar 2018

Tensions run high at NMU over snags in wage talks
Tensions run high at NMU over snags in wage talksArticle

Tensions are running high at Nelson Mandela University (NMU) following eight months of fruitless salary negotiations between unions and management...

19 Dec 2017

Strike goes on at Coca-Cola
Strike goes on at Coca-ColaArticle

Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) members of Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) operations in five provinces, including the Eastern Cape, are pushing ahead with a protected strike...

20 Oct 2017

Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire
Steel and engineering sector in a quagmireArticle

The knives are out in SA's metals and engineering sector...

Mark Allix 17 Jul 2017

Nationwide bus strike underway
Nationwide bus strike underwayArticle

NEWSWATCH: Chaos is underway as a nationwide bus strike kicks off today across South Africa. About 25,000 bus drivers are on an indefinite strike from today, Wednesday, 12 April 2017, following the collapse of wage negotiations...

Ilse van den Berg 12 Apr 2017

Stalled varsity lectures resume
Stalled varsity lectures resumeArticle

Lectures at tertiary educational institutions in KwaZulu-Natal will resume today, 17 August 2016, after being suspended since Monday...

17 Aug 2016

Eskom obtains court interdict preventing strike action
Eskom obtains court interdict preventing strike actionArticle

Power utility, Eskom, has obtained a court interdict prohibiting employees belonging to the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) from embarking on a strike, it said on Wednesday, 10 August 2016...

10 Aug 2016

SA motor industry could be in trouble
SA motor industry could be in troubleArticle

Local vehicle sales are plunging, prices are soaring, jobs are being lost and a possible industry-wide strike is looming. Still, it could be worse...

David Furlonger 5 Aug 2016

Joseph Mathunjwa
AMCU demands R12,500 wage for most junior platinum minersArticle

The unions have unleashed the first volley in the annual wage negotiation skirmish between themselves and mining sector employers...

8 Jul 2016

Slowdown in retail sales signals growth drop
Slowdown in retail sales signals growth dropArticle

Retail sales moderated more than expected in April compared to a year ago, strongly signalling that household spending and economic growth will slow in 2016...

Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 17 Jun 2016

Task teams formed to try resolve SAA pay deadlock
Task teams formed to try resolve SAA pay deadlockArticle

Special task teams have been set up for further discussions between the Treasury and labour unions on the future of South African Airways following an initial meeting...

Karl Gernetzky 24 May 2016

Smart thinking will keep SA's motor industry on course
Smart thinking will keep SA's motor industry on courseArticle

Even the most distracted observer of the South African economy will have noticed that new vehicle sales are depressed, falling 9.2% in the first quarter of this year...

Thomas Schaefer 24 May 2016

SAA denies wage negotiations deadlock
SAA denies wage negotiations deadlockArticle

SAA insists that there is no deadlock in wage negotiations with four unions, despite fresh comments intimating that the national carrier is not in a financial crisis...

Andiswa Maqutu 12 May 2016

Strike will hit airlines
Strike will hit airlinesArticle

Airport services of Kulula and British Airways could face disruptions as employees of Comair, which services these airlines, are to embark on a strike...

12 Apr 2016

Constitutional Court rules against lockouts
Constitutional Court rules against lockoutsArticle

In the case of the Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (TAWUSA) vs Putco, the Constitutional Court has ruled that the Labour Relations Act does not permit an employer to lockout the members of a trade union that are not a party to a bargaining council, where the dispute has arisen and has been referred for conciliation...

Aadil Patel 15 Mar 2016

Ask the experts: How will the weak rand affect property?
Ask the experts: How will the weak rand affect property?Article

Private Property posed the question 'What effect, in your opinion, will the rand's dramatic fall against the dollar have on the property market' to a number of property experts...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 26 Jan 2016

Focus on labour in platinum and car sectors
Focus on labour in platinum and car sectorsArticle

The struggling platinum industry will go into wage negotiations this year, while multiyear agreements in the car sector are due to be renegotiated...

Karl Gernetzky 8 Jan 2016

Two-year wage deal ends coal strike
Two-year wage deal ends coal strikeArticle

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has welcomed the end of the strike in the coal sector...

16 Oct 2015

Employers may lock out non-strikers in a dispute of mutual interest
Employers may lock out non-strikers in a dispute of mutual interestArticle

Section 64 of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA), confers upon an employer the right to 'lock out'...

Bradley Workman Davies and Kerry Badal 9 Jul 2015

All eyes turn to S&P review of SA credit ratingArticle

Following the recent decision by Fitch Ratings to maintain South Africa's sovereign credit rating at BBB with a negative outlook, all eyes will be on Standard & Poor's (S&P) rating which was set for review recently...

17 Jun 2015

Minority trade unions are bound by extended collective agreements
Minority trade unions are bound by extended collective agreementsArticle

The Labour Relations Act, No 66 of 1995 (LRA), endeavours to promote and facilitate collective bargaining at sectoral level and in the workplace...

Hugo Pienaar and Joloudi Badenhorst 20 May 2015

UASA tables gold/coal wage demands
UASA tables gold/coal wage demandsArticle

As part of its preparation for the wage negotiations in the gold and coal mining sector at the Chamber of Mines (CoM), UASA presented its list of demands to the chamber...

23 Apr 2015

Well-run local retailers catch investors' eye
Well-run local retailers catch investors' eyeArticle

Foreign investors are particularly interested in well-managed South African retailers able to deliver returns in a tough economic environment...

Gillian Jones 7 Apr 2015

Budget should focus on sustainability of government's debt position
Budget should focus on sustainability of government's debt positionArticle

The long-term sustainability of government's debt position should be the key focus of this year's budget - this is a major challenge facing the Finance Minister, as the country stands at a fiscal crossroads...

25 Feb 2015

Coming to grips with a turbulent and complex labour environment
Coming to grips with a turbulent and complex labour environmentArticle

Next year will bring with it even more change and upheaval in South Africa's labour environment as organisations struggle to come to grips with the nuances of new and amended laws and regulations around equal work for equal pay and fixed-term contracts.

4 Nov 2014

Thought-leaders optimistic about SA's future
Thought-leaders optimistic about SA's futureArticle

Although strike action is disruptive and a sign of declining relations, it is also part of normality. Wage negotiations take place every few years and are part of collective bargaining.

13 Aug 2014

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