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Minimum wageLabour Minister Mildred Oliphant says her department will launch a major investigation into the modalities for the introduction of a national minimum wage in a bid to close pay inequalities. Minister Oliphant was talking to journalists…Continue
Retirement reforms proposed by government are aimed at ensuring that pension fund members are better protected and can retire comfortably, National Treasury says.“We have noted public concerns that are fuelled by rumours that government will take…Continue
The Minister of Labour has issued a revised determination setting a new Earnings Threshold.The increase is effective 1 July 2014 and excludes employees earning over this amount from various sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act(BCEA).…Continue
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has welcomed the announcement that the five-month-long strike in the platinum sector has ended, with workers due to resume their duties on Wednesday 25 June 2014. The president of the Association of Mineworkers…Continue
Platinum producers have announced that an 'in principle' agreement has been reached in the five-month strike over wages.Mining companies Amplats, Implats and Lonmin said on Thursday that undertakings had been reached with the leadership of the…Continue
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he has pulled his inter-governmental task team out of mining negotiations to exert pressure on platinum producers and unions to move towards a common ground.The Minister also revealed that…Continue
This week the Department of Labour will hold nationwide public hearings on the contract cleaning sector, which will review the minimum wage for the sector.The hearings will begin simultaneously on Thursday in Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Gauteng.In…Continue
Vulnerable workers in the farms sector will get an upward wage adjustment effective from 1 March 2014, the Department of Labour has announced. “In terms of sectoral determination for farm workers, the minimum wages will be adjusted upwards to an…Continue
Programme Director;Leadership of Trade Union Federations;Thank you very much for inviting me to share with you, views and experiences in dealing with issues in the mining sector and to really give an economic outlook which focuses on the mining…Continue
Programme Director, Leaders of Organised Labour, Colleagues.Thank you for inviting me again to address the National Economic, Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) Organised Labour Conference. It is always a pleasure to meet the leaders of…Continue