UIF will continue to process new claims

Engineering News writes that the Department of Employment and Labour together with the National Economic Development and Labour Council social partners have announced that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) will continue processing new claims for April and May until a cut-off date is announced. A 14-day notice window will be given to employers and employees before […]

Denel ‘studying’ Labour Court judgment, assures it will meet its staff obligations

Engineering News writes that financially-beleaguered State-owned defence industrial group Denel has confirmed that it has received the judgment against it by the Labour Court, handed down on Tuesday. The case had been instituted by two of the unions representing workers at Denel. The court ordered the group to pay its workers their outstanding salaries and other statutory […]

Dozens of EPWP workers not paid since May

GroundUp reports that over 50 Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) workers protested outside Noninzi Luzipho Building in Port Elizabeth on Friday afternoon. The workers claim that they are owed backpay to 1 May 2020. Their duties include screening, identifying vulnerable homes across the city’s 60 wards, as well as visiting spaza shops in townships and […]

Truckers continue to protest

The Mercury writes that more than 350 angry local truck drivers went on the rampage on the N2 highway near the old Durban airport yesterday, stoning trucks and disrupting traffic, protesting against the hiring of foreign nationals. They have vowed to continue the protest action until employers give them an undertaking that no foreign drivers […]