LABOUR

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

Overcrowded Dunoon battles rising Covid-19 cases

No social distancing and health workers protest after colleagues test positive

By Peter Luhanga - 15 May 2020

Covid-19: Desperate workers end Working for Water strike

Offices of the Gamtoos Irrigation Board, shut down since 11 March, reopened on Friday to process Covid-19 relief funds

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 13 May 2020
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Covid-19: Many domestic workers not covered by relief measures

Unions propose amnesty for all employers who have not registered with UIF

By Zoë Postman - 11 May 2020
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Covid-19: Lear Corporation workers protest after being put on short-time

Company has apparently applied for TERS funding but employees have not been paid this yet

By Joseph Chirume - 7 May 2020
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Robertson farmer takes activists to court over eviction email

Rural Legal Centre accused farmer of not complying with law

By Barbara Maregele - 20 April 2020
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Covid-19: Safety ramped up at Ceres fruit packhouse as employee tests positive

Rush to screen workers from Nduli in Ceres where first case was logged this week

By Liezl Human - 16 April 2020
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Covid-19: Judge scolds union for “untenable” case against Minister of Health

“Under circumstances of national disaster, everyone is called upon, for the good of society as a whole, to co-operate in bringing the pandemic under control.”

By Tania Broughton - 11 April 2020
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Covid-19: Residents lend a helping hand to waste picker in Benoni

“If many people offer help to waste pickers during this difficult time of the coronavirus, South Africa will be a better place,” says waste picker

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 9 April 2020
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Covid-19: Textile industry agrees on temporary relief for employees

This is one of the first of several similar agreements being negotiated across different industries

By Tania Broughton - 7 April 2020