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Social partners at Nedlac agree to help to turn Eskom around

The government’s partners at Nedlac have signed a social impact agreement to support the power utility, with a particularly focus on assisting it in accessing new capital to reduce its debt

Public wage bill is impeding SA’s growth prospects — Busa

Business Unity South Africa is eager to talk to its social partners at Nedlac about how the spiralling public-sector wage bill can be tamed. And the organisation says these talks need to happen soon

Covid-19 puts Eskom’s integrated resource plan at risk

The economic effects of the pandemic could hamper the government’s initiative to procure new generation capacity

October 7 strike: ‘Lukewarm’ action amid Covid-19 crisis?

After months of little action, the planned nationwide stayaway may not be an impressive show of force by the trade union movement

Government misses the mark on the recovery plan

Government, labour, business and community have come up with a combined economic recovery plan amidst three others to help kickstart the economy. Some are new, while others are old and falter in not taking into account the ‘new normal’

‘We are painstakingly putting things right’ — Ramaphosa

Talking to the media, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he too was frustrated by the slow pace of justice around corruption, but that ‘the change that we have all wanted to see is unfolding’

Employers are now compelled to claim Covid-19 relief from the UIF

In the first weeks of the lockdown, workers reported that they had been left with nothing to survive on as their employers failed to apply to the UIF

Covid-19: ‘Unemployment benefits will not be extended to the informal sector’

Almost three million workers are not covered by measures implemented by the department of employment and labour to lessen the economic effects of the coronavirus

The national disaster fund will be used to finance preventative measures for Covid-19

Money from the national disaster management fund will be used to fight the spread of the coronavirus and funds from other departments could be used as well

Bring ‘empathy’ back to Nedlac

Lisa Seftel started out in the labour movement before she took up positions in government. Now, as the head of Nedlac, she has to create a space where both sides can meet to discuss and debate important policy issues

Everything Ramaphosa said about the economy in the Sona

The poor condition of state-owned enterprises remains a blight on growth forecasts

Labour court rules banking strike unlawful

Cosatu and Sasbo say the banking strike is not cancelled but suspended after the labour court ruled it unlawful

Nedlac struggles with inclusivity

The labour council has battled to defend its representation of workers’ interests, given that union membership is on the decline across the country

Cosatu takes to the streets over Eskom, job losses

​The country’s largest trade union federation will embark on a one-day nationwide strike against job losses and Eskom restructuring

Businesses expected to agree to publish pay ratios at Jobs Summit

Businesses are already required to report income differentials under the Employment Equity Act

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