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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

Mboweni plans to freeze public sector wage increases for the next three years

The mid-term budget policy statement delivered by the finance minister proposes cutting all non-interest spending by R300-billion.

Economists should really look wider before speaking about schools

‘We believe that opening schools without addressing an unfair and unequal education system that disadvantages poor, working class and rural children will increase inequality.’

SAA 2.0 hopes to start lean and grow from next year

Draft agreement document spells out that R1.5-billion will be needed to fund severance packages for 2 400 of the airline’s employees

World Bank report on Covid-19’s effect on education is disappointing

Especially in a country like South Africa with its huge inequalities, a digital divide and teacher unions

SAA business-rescue practitioners offer severance settlement agreement for all staff

Practitioners inform staff that the government’s rejection of R10-billion bailout last week almost guarantees that the prospect of rescue is now impossible

Nehawu launches urgent court bid over protective gear for health workers

The health workers’ union says the government has rebuffed its attempts to meet about mitigating risks to workers

SABC retrenchment process still suspended, for now

The SABC has clarified that the retrenchment talks with unions and the CCMA have been put on ice for now until the board has been sorted out

Letters to the editor: January 18 to 24

Our readers write in about how unions must fight the Companies Bill, saying farewell to former Weekly mail receptionist Seipati, and hope

Thousands protest ‘slave law’ in Budapest

The protest was called by unions and opposition parties outraged at reforms that hike the annual overtime hours that employers can demand

SABC unions will not go down without a fight

The broadcaster has announced mass retrenchments in the wake of financial woes, but unions say workers are the victims of an uncreative board

Sanco calls on government to break bus strike deadlock

The bus strike, which started on Wednesday, has left thousands stranded and minibus taxis strained as they try to cater for the increased travel load

Post office boss ‘on extended leave’ for mismanaging funds

Sapo’s chief executive Hlekane has, like his predecessor Lefoka, been suspended amid allegations of corruption, and due to the ongoing strike.

Possible new mining union on the platinum belt

Impala Platinum Holdings and the NUM has acknowledged claims about the formation of a new mining labour union in the platinum belt in Rustenburg.

An angry tide: The increasing rise of radicalism

With Cosatu a shadow of its former self, the EFF and Amcu are taking up the banner for South Africa's increasingly militant poor, writes Jay Naidoo.

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