Ramaphosa urges SAA, unions to seek solutions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South African Airways (SAA) management and unions to urgently seek solutions to their labour dispute. SAA has cancelled nearly all domestic, regional and international flights on Friday and on Saturday following an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers[…]

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Strike looms in private security cluster

Wage negotiations in the private security sector remain deadlocked and a strike by security guards across the country is likely. The Democratised Transport Logistics and Allied Workers Union (Detawu) and South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) are among the unions heading to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and[…]

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A bruising blow for labour brokers

When a job seeker has been absorbed by a company through the services of a labour broker for a period of more than three months, do they become the permanent employee of the company, the labour broker, or both? In this scenario, they become an employee of the company, according[…]

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Passengers left stranded amid nationwide bus strike

Thousands of passengers across the country are likely to be left stranded on Wednesday due to strike action by bus drivers. Bus transport sector unions say their members won’t be returning to work until their demands are met. Starting Wednesday, drivers affiliated to five unions, including Satawu and Numsa will be protesting[…]

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Matona heads to CCMA over suspension

Eskom’s chief executive Tshediso Matona has approached the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over unfair suspension, the dispute resolution body said on Wednesday. “The CCMA can confirm that a referral was received on the 23 March 2015 from Mr Tshediso Matona relating to unfair suspension,” it said in[…]

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CCMA takes R100m lease agreement to court

The CCMA has turned to the courts to try and cancel a R100 million lease agreement for its Cape Town headquarters, MPs heard on Thursday. Briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on labour, officials of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) indicated that a forensic investigation found they had awarded[…]

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