Unions furious as facilitator backs real cuts to local government wages

Strike vote planned after proposal by independent facilitator that could help the government cap wage bill growth

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PODCAST | What does the future hold for SA’s labour market?

Business Day law and tax editor Evan Pickworth interviews Audrey Johnson from ENSafrica’s employment department

PODCAST | Unpacking SA's unemployment figures: “We have lost productive capacity.”

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the state of employment in SA with Sifiso Skenjana, chief economist of IQ Business

Cordial start to difficult wage talks, says Seifsa

Numsa and Solidarity table demands for above-inflation salary increases in the steel and engineering sector

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Angry unions to drag Eskom to the CCMA over wage dispute

The National Union of Mineworkers, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and Solidarity say the utility has been negotiating in bad faith

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WATCH: SA’s unemployment rate hits record high

PwC chief economist Lullu Krugel talks to Business Day TV about SA’s unemployment rate

Saccawu threatens more industrial action at struggling retailer Massmart

The SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union has threatened more industrial action at struggling retail giant Massmart

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Proposed amendments could result in foreign truck drivers losing their jobs

These state that a foreign driver who does not have a valid SA Professional Drivers Permit is not permitted to drive a vehicle registered in SA

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Employer body Seifsa expects tough wage talks in steel sector

Federation predicts unions will want to recoup what they sacrificed in a wage freeze agreement in 2020

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Unions adamant Eskom can afford 15% wage increase

Unions say it is coal and IPP costs collapsing the utility, not wages, and warns of protests if Eskom does not ‘make a meaningful offer’

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Eskom says 1.5% wage offer ‘final’, unions call urgent media briefing

The National Union of Mineworkers and the National Union of Metalworkers of SA are demanding a 15% hike

Unions decline Eskom’s 1.5% wage increase offer

Workers want the 3.2% inflation rate added to the offer before considering it

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January lockdown hit jobs across all age groups

Young people and women were more adversely affected by job losses

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WATCH: What the CDE has to say about special economic zones

Centre for Development and Enterprise Executive Director Ann Bernstein talks about the benefits of special economic zones

Stalemate at Rand Water as union threatens to take to the streets

Union threatens strike action after bulk water utility fails to abide by an agreement on bonuses

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WATCH: Public servants ready to strike for wage increases

Public Servants Association national manager Claude Naicker talks to Business Day TV

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