Refusing to bow to political pressure and put Ceppwawu under administration is costing officials in the labour department thousands in legal fees.
The extension of maternity benefits to domestic workers is among several increases which have been added to the Unemployment Insurance Fund.
A minimum wage is set to be discussed at a labour relations indaba, convened by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, on November 4.
The metalworkers union sees the industry’s eleventh-hour bid to link an agreement to the curtailing of factory-level demands as an act of bad faith.
The public protector will probe Bantu Holomisa's complaint relating to a conflict of interest in the awarding of a labour department tender.
Government-led talks between major platinum mines and dominant union Amcu have resumed in Pretoria as the strike enters its third day.
While Solidarity says a strike by Amcu members would yield no results, the labour minister says the market is entering a turbulent period.
The Employment Services Bill, intended to regulate labour brokers, has been given the green light in the National Assembly.
Despite not having signed an agreement, the Fuel Retailers' Association and Numsa have found common ground in ongoing wage disputes.
As the strike by petrol attendants and motor industry workers draws out, the labour minister is set to meet workers, says a spokesperson.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has called for a swift end to strikes over wage increases, saying talks need not always result in industrial action.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has appealed to companies and workers to finalise wage negotiations amicably ahead of the strike season.
Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant's heart is in the right place, but her attempts to engage with mines' employees and unions could be misplaced.
In a step towards assisting the falling rand, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has planned to meet mining unions ahead of bargaining season.
The new minimum wage for farmworkers, announced by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant, "will harm the country", says commercial farmers' union TAU SA.
Public hearings will begin this week to gather the opinions of farmworkers and their employers on labour conditions.
The recent release of the 12th annual report of the commission for employment equity is a reminder of the challenges still facing South Africans.
The labour minister's decision to review the earnings threshold -- which decides who enjoys certain employment benefits -- has surprised lawyers.
Cabinet has approved the two Bills dealing with labour broking without heeding the Congress of South African Trade Unions' call to ban the practice.