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Unions underwhelmed by minimum wage adjustment

Feb 20 2020 06:56

Labour unions have expressed disappointment at what they call an insufficient increase to the national minimum wage, saying the adjustments won't be enough to dent poverty levels among the lowest earners, given the increasing cost of living.


Unions want private pensions to fund infrastructure

Jan 29 2020 22:04

The Congress of South African Trade Unions, a key ruling party ally, is pushing senior members of government to consider its proposals to rescue the state’s indebted power utility before next month’s budget.


Govt and Prasa working on a plan, says Autopax on partial salaries

Jan 26 2020 15:37

Autopax – the bus subsidiary of Prasa, which operates Translux and City to City – says government is "working on a plan" following an announcement that staff would only be paid half their salaries for January.


Solidarity demands 'reckless' Telkom retrenchments be put on ice

Jan 17 2020 06:00

Solidarity CEO Dirk Hermann said in the statement that there was no evidence that cutting thousands of jobs could secure Telkom’s financial stability and that evidence pointed to such a move potentially having the opposite effect.


Former municipal workers fight labour broker issue

Jan 16 2020 16:12

The case of about 200 former Ekurhuleni municipal workers who claim that they should have been made permanent employees was heard at the Labour Court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.


Domestic workers will soon be able to claim for injuries at work, minister promises

Dec 03 2019 17:13

In May, the High Court ruled that the exclusion of domestic workers in the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act was unconstitutional. Labour and Employment Minister Thulas Nxesi says Parliament will see amendments to the law soon.



Triumphant Numsa, Sacca: How we got to 8% from SAA

Nov 22 2019 21:01

The two unions say they are pleased with the 8% wage increase they say they got from SAA, ending their week-long strike at the embattled state-owned airline.


AMCU: workers may back pay offer

Nov 07 2019 19:54

AMCU says it may conclude a wage deal with producers as early as next week if "minor" outstanding issues can be resolved.

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