While Solidarity says a strike by Amcu members would yield no results, the labour minister says the market is entering a turbulent period.
SA's skills-starved economy has easily absorbed those whose fortunes overseas have been reversed.
US magazine publisher Condé Nast is to cease taking on work experience novices after being sued by two former interns over low pay.
The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, with the mining sector accounting for 82.4% of them, says the labour department.
SA flights could be disrupted after SAA's technical staff have vowed to go on strike over wages, adding to SA's already sticky labour situation.
Employment is stable after the minimum wage increase, but the figures are deceptive.
Government is far too close to the National Union of Mineworkers for a peacekeeping intervention to be nonpartisan, say analysts.
In a step towards assisting the falling rand, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has planned to meet mining unions ahead of bargaining season.
With a massive infrastructure roll-out at stake, the state can't afford to be at odds with workers.
South Africa's labour laws have their pros and cons, but who do the tough legislations ultimately protect?
A new approach that favours justice, equity and access is required
How long before the middle-class preoccupation with quality, traceability and plain goodness of the things we buy extends into technology?
The public sector increased employment levels throughout the economic recession according to the South African Reserve Bank.
The labour minister's decision to review the earnings threshold -- which decides who enjoys certain employment benefits -- has surprised lawyers.
Africa needs appropriate development policies to create decent work and put an end to poverty, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.
Another 49 306 jobs were lost in August, the fourth consecutive monthly decline, while only government created jobs, an employment index has shown.
SA's labour legislation is correct, but the political leadership to implement it is lacking, says Anglo Gold Ashanti chairperson Tito Mboweni.
Some domestic workers from disadvantaged backgrounds are not aware of their legal rights and are vulnerable to bad labour practices, Fedusa says.
Companies are likely to respond to rising costs, such as steep wage demands and above-inflation wage settlements, by reducing their labour force.
Striking coal and gold miners will meet the Chamber of Mines in a bid to end strikes that have cost the country tens of millions of dollars.