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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
Marikana shocked even generally hardened South Africans - for those over a certain age it was "deja vu" - we've seen this before. To TV viewers it became apparent that conditions for many workers appeared to have worsened since 1994. Shocked into…Continue
CCMA, Bargaining Council and Public Universities’ StatementMILESTONE REACHED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW DISPUTE RESOLUTION QUALIFICATION FOR THE LABOUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE INDUSTRYThe CCMA and Bargaining Councils have embarked on an…Continue
By Bhekisisa MncubeA technical task team has been set up to quantify the financial implications for the eThekwini Municipality after last month’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgement.The SCA in mid-September dismissed an appeal brought by the…Continue
This Annual Industrial Action Report presents the results of strike activities from January to December 2012. Every year, the Department of Labour publishes strike activities in line with national and international standards. One of the main…Continue
The Minister of Labour, Mrs Mildred Oliphant has condemned violence in the on-going motor industry strike and has also called on parties to speed up negotiations and where necessary, embrace mediation. She said: “Our laws guarantee the right to…Continue
An annual average of 140 applications for new union registration received over the last three years - a concerning statistic for the Department of Labour (DoL). DoL Deputy Director-General of Labour Policy & Industrial Relations, Les Kettledas…Continue
Industrial Relations Association of South AfricaIRASAIRASA is an organisation that aims to improve the understanding and practice of employment relations in South Africa and to provide a service to the broad range of practitioners and stakeholders…Continue