PIC having ‘fruitful’ talks with Mboweni over staff bonuses, MPs hear

Engineering News writes that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will table a revised remuneration policy at the next Annual General Meeting with the shareholder – Treasury – in November, members of Parliament heard. Executives of the investment corporation, including chairperson Reuel Khoza and acting CEO Vuyani Hako, on Tuesday briefed Parliament’s standing committee on finance on the 2018/19 […]

New law increases CCMA cases

eNCA reports that the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) says its caseload has increased much more than expected due to new legislation. Over the past year, the CCMA has had to deal with nearly 39,000 retrenchment notices. It says it expects referrals to increase over the next few years as the economy continues to shed […]

Emergency services workers protest in PE townships

Ground up reports that Eastern Cape ambulance drivers and their assistants are appealing for protection from community members following a spate of robberies while on duty. A group of about 30 Emergency Medical Services employees drove on Thursday and Friday in ten vehicles through Port Elizabeth townships, appealing to people not to attack them. They […]

PE nurses strike escalates

Ground Up writes that a strike at the Motherwell Community Health Centre, Port Elizabeth, that started last Wednesday has escalated with nurses at all clinics in the township joining the strike. The medical staff accuse the provincial health department of putting their lives in danger after assaults by angry patients and criminals. They now want […]

Sign language training could be mandatory

Business Insider writes that the South African government and other employers could by next week be obliged to provide at least some training in South African Sign Language to large swathe of staff – and some classes of employees could be required to spend more than a month in advanced-level sign language classes. On Friday […]

Outa set to challenge AARTO Act in court

SABC News writes that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it will challenge the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act in court. This past Saturday, to mark the launch of Transport Month, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula announced that the Act would be fully implemented by June 2020. Mbalula also says the exact […]