Job schemes and broken dreams
/ 10 April 2024

Job schemes and broken dreams

Plans like the one announced by employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi won’t move the needle on joblessness

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Public sector strike will further test the ANC’s alliance with Cosatu trade unions
/ 11 March 2023

Public sector strike will further test the ANC’s alliance with Cosatu trade unions

Relations have soured between Nehawu and its alliance partner, the ANC

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Public sector wage fight: How long will the smoke and mirrors last?
/ 24 November 2022

Public sector wage fight: How long will the smoke and mirrors last?

The government has tried to exploit negative sentiment towards public sector workers, but siding with the employer may be even more difficult

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Limpopo couple lodges civil action with labour department for equal parenting leave and benefits
/ 7 November 2022

Limpopo couple lodges civil action with labour department for equal parenting leave and benefits

Fathers argue that section 25 to 27 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act is discriminatory because the leave is too little for them to participate in childcare

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What analysts will be watching out for at the mini budget
/ 24 October 2022

What analysts will be watching out for at the mini budget

Eskom, Transnet and the public sector wage bill will feature large in next week’s medium-term budget policy statement

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Strike sets Transnet back — again
/ 12 October 2022

Strike sets Transnet back — again

The industrial action is the latest in a series of economy-hitting upsets for the state logistics company

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Government stares down public wage conundrum
/ 5 October 2022

Government stares down public wage conundrum

Workers are in the throes of a cost of living crisis, which could force the government to fold on its hard line against more spending

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Nxesi: The changing definition of work demands a review of labour protection
/ 18 August 2022

Nxesi: The changing definition of work demands a review of labour protection

The labour minister noted many informal workers had been excluded from the country’s Covid-19 relief scheme

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Labour migration policy hopes to ease jobs bloodbath
/ 19 March 2022

Labour migration policy hopes to ease jobs bloodbath

But unions believe the state lacks the will and capacity to enforce existing labour laws

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New migration policy could cut remittances lifeline
/ 18 March 2022

New migration policy could cut remittances lifeline

Migrant workers are seen as contributing to South Africa’s unemployment crisis. But cutting them off threatens to throw the regional economy off kilter

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Politics interfering in CCMA work
/ 3 June 2021

Politics interfering in CCMA work

The labour dispute resolution body says there is a growing trend of political parties and civil society organisations representing workers at hearings

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Toxic power struggle hits public works
/ 23 October 2020

Toxic power struggle hits public works

With infighting and allegations of corruption and poor planning, the department’s top management looks like a scene from ‘Survivor’

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