SACTWU signs new wage agreement with SEE sector

SABC News writes that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), which is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has signed an agreement following negotiations with the Supported Employment Enterprises sector. The new agreement comprises of improvements relating to wages, healthcare, and housing allowances. “We have managed to agree to […]

RBPlat faces 25% wage hike

Business Report writes Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat), which posted a hefty R164 million net loss in the six months to June on teething problems at its Styldrift mine, is facing a 25 percent wage hike demand from the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). RBPlat chief executive Steve Phiri said wage talks had begun last week. “We are […]

Labour federations embark on massive HIV/AIDS drive

SABC News writes that labour unions representing workers in different sectors such as mining, retail and farming have launched an HIV response campaign named Qina Msebenzi Uphile. The campaign was launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday to raise awareness about the disease in the workplace. Close to 8 million South Africans are living with HIV. The […]

Muslim SANDF major faces dismissal over headscarf

eNCA reports that the SANDF is being accused of practising double standards in connection with a Muslim army major who is facing dismissal for refusing to remove her headscarf. Fatima Isaacs will appear before a closed military court for the third time in Cape Town on Wednesday. She’s been charged with “failing to obey a lawful instruction” by […]