LABOUR

Constitutional Court orders transport department to insource employees

The 66 Tasima workers have not been paid salaries since December 2018

By Zoë Postman - 4 August 2020

Dozens of EPWP workers not paid since May

Workers say they’ve been given the runaround by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 31 July 2020

Job cuts, lock-ins, and fear: Domestic workers suffer Covid-19 squeeze

“Hunger is getting worse” says union official

By James Stent - 31 July 2020

Community health care workers protest in Khayelitsha

They are demanding to be integrated into the health department

By Buziwe Nocuze - 8 July 2020

Unions accuse government of breaking promise to increases workers’ salaries

“Workers on duty during lockdown must be paid for risk or danger allowance,” says COSATU leader

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 July 2020

New Era dismisses six workers in Germiston

One worker was dismissed for sharing a press statement that “dragged the company’s name through the mud”

By Zoë Postman - 2 July 2020

86 workers claim “unfair” suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19

New Era says refusal to work constituted an unprotected strike by workers

By Zoë Postman - 23 June 2020

PRASA administrator acted “high-handedly” says court

Judge says Keabetswe “Kea” Mpane cannot be dismissed without due process

By Tania Broughton - 10 June 2020

The CCMA in a time of Covid-19: delaying and denying justice?

If the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration can’t even read its emails, it may as well close down

By Bhavna Ramji and Komnas Poriazis - 9 June 2020

Zoom can be used to negotiate retrenchments

The Johannesburg labour court has ruled that labour negotiations can take place using video conferencing facilities

By Tania Broughton - 5 June 2020

Covid-19: Workers at Kromberg & Schubert down tools

Employees demand factory cleaned and colleagues tested after worker tests positive for Covid-19

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 June 2020

“Our people cannot be treated like napkins”: public works programme challenged in court

Johannesburg Expanded Public Works Programme workers want to be made permanent

By Elna Schütz - 2 June 2020

Covid-19: court to rule on reclaimers’ right to work

Lockdown directive unconstitutional, argues Lawyers for Human Rights

By Zoë Postman - 28 May 2020

Workers whose employers did not register them for UIF can now apply for funding

Amendment to regulations seen as a victory for domestic and farm workers

By Tania Broughton - 27 May 2020

Covid-19: Durban workers without pay as company fails to declare them with UIF

Over R14 billion paid to about 2.5 million workers during lockdown, says labour department

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 20 May 2020

Doubts over Compensation Fund’s ability to pay out for Covid-19 claims

However, the Fund’s glitchy computer system is at last showing some improvement

By Liezl Human - 18 May 2020