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Large emitters ask for carbon trading scheme

Six large energy companies have asked the United Nations for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme that would include their operations.

Government urged to dump carbon tax in SA

Can government afford to reconsider the imposition of a fee for pollution given the economic stresses that the country is currently facing?

Metal industry turmoil intensifies

A dispute over union membership numbers is holding up the extension of the wage agreement.

Numsa ends strike after deal with metal sector employers

A month-long strike in the metal sector is over after a three-year deal was reached in which workers will receive pay hikes of as much as 10% a year.

Numsa continues strike over wage offer conditions

The union has accepted a wage offer from employers but will continue striking over conditions relating to future pay negotiations.

Numsa accuses employers of stalling wage settlement

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.

Seifsa takes Numsa strike negotiations to bargaining council

The employers' body says it hopes the industry's bargaining council will be able to secure a wage settlement between it and employees.

Metal industry employers withdraw quick-fix ‘final offer’

Numsa has plans to intensify its strike but the organisation representing steel companies says it has no mandate to continue talking to the union.

Metalworker employers meet Numsa for strike talks

Industry body Seifsa is said to be meeting with Numsa on Wednesday morning to discuss a wage agreement.

Victory for smaller companies

The balance has shifted on the bargaining body for the engineering industries and this has meant increased representation for the smaller businesses.

Three-year wage deal signed: Seifsa

Six trade unions signed a three-year wage agreement on Monday, ending a nationwide engineering sector strike.

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, warn striking unions

Unions have vowed to step up their nationwide strike action, with mass marches planned in Johannesburg and Durban to highlight their demands.

‘Skint’ employers can’t afford union demands

The metal and engineering industry just can't afford the wage increases unionists want, says the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA.

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Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

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