New union for taxi drivers launched

eNCA reports that a new taxi drivers’ union has been launched. Transport Month is around the corner and with it the possibility of the formalisation of the taxi industry. The associations have expressed their support for this but have also called for funding of the industry. When this becomes a reality, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula will […]

COVID19 TERS Payments Extended

The lockdown relief which has placed cash in the hands of workers during the hard times occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic will continue to make a difference in the lives of beneficiaries until September 15, 2020. This follows negotiations at the National Economic and Labour Council (NEDLAC), and the signing of the direction to that effect […]

NEHAWU Press Conference on the Upcoming Full-Blown Strike

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is forging ahead with its full-blown strike following the National Day of Action which took place on the 3rd September 2020. The national union gave the President seven days to respond favourably and adequately to our demands as contained in our memorandum of demands. So far, no response […]

SACTWU declares series of wage disputes

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) has declared a series of wage disputes. These disputes arise out of deadlocked recent wage negotiations, in a number of industrial sectors in which we have members. Negotiations have been difficult under COVID-19 lockdown conditions. However, the biggest general problem which has led to these wage disputes […]

Two Clicks employees suspended

eNCA reports that Two Clicks employees have been suspended following the controversy surrounding a hair advert, which depicted black women’s hair as dry and damaged, while white women’s hair was labelled as normal and fine. Clicks Group CEO, Vikesh Ramsunder says what happened is disappointing and transformation is a priority for the organisation. “I am […]

Seifsa, trade unions adopt standstill main agreement

Engineering News reports that 19 employer associations affiliated to industry body the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and the industry’s five trade unions on September 1 formally adopted the 2020 to 2021 standstill main agreement concluded in August. The collective agreement, adopted in line with the Labour Relations Act, now enjoys […]

COVID-19: No money for substitute teachers

eNCA reports that the Basic Education Department says it can’t afford to bring in substitute teachers. This after up to 22,000 teachers with comorbidities applied to work from home and have been approved. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says, “We don’t have new money. So we have to be extremely cautious about how we employ because we […]