The Western Cape government has appealled to employers and employees to maintain the coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures when the country moves to Covid-19 level 3 lockdown on Monday, June 1. Alert level 3 is welcomed as an opportunity to begin to breathe new life into the economy in the Western[…]
South Africa’s employment and labour minister Thulas Nxesi has called on employers registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to apply for Covid-19 benefits on behalf of their employees. The fund gives short-term relief to South African workers when they become unemployed or are unable to work because of maternity,[…]
There is no sign that the national bus strike planned for Wednesday will be called off, the bus drivers’ bargaining council said on Tuesday. “It is definitely going ahead tomorrow,” said Gary Wilson, secretary general of the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC). The council, which represents at least[…]
By Abubaker Abrahams Trade federation Cosatu says it’s worried that the economic recession and “a crisis of profit” is being used by many of these corporate companies to retrench workers and erode workers’ rights. The union was responding to news of supermarket retailer Pick n Pay’s decision to cut 10%[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat In recent weeks commuters had to endure an increase in train delays and cancellations, attributed to technical faults and cable theft. Moreover, some commuters go to the taxi rank‚ but usually find that taxis are full and return to the station where they wait until a train shows[…]
The calls for boycotting certain Spur franchises will hit the owners and employees of those branches the hardest, the corporation’s CEO says. In a statement released on Wednesday, Pierre van Tonder said the boycotts were affecting a minority of Spur branches in areas with “certain demographical characteristics”. “Spur is however[…]
The City of Cape Town will be investigating R750 million on road infrastructure projects over a period of five years to address congestion in areas like Kommetjie, Kuils River and Blaauwberg. According to the City, infrastructure projects are not the only thing that can aid the challenge of traffic congestion[…]
Two employees from Cape Town’s safety and security department have died after colliding head-on with one another in Mfuleni, Cape Town on Christmas Day, the department said on Saturday. Bulalekile Ganta and Zindiswa Canca had just concluded their shifts and were on their way home when the crash occurred just[…]
The public workers union in the Gaza Strip announced that a general strike would be in effect Thursday across all public institutions in protest against the government’s continued to failure to pay salaries to tens of thousands of employees of the former Hamas government. The strike announcement signals a renewed[…]
Massmart has initiated a plan to reinstate employees who were retrenched in 2009 and 2010, the Competition Commission said on Monday. “The acceptance follows several negotiations between the Competition Commission, Massmart and consultations with Saccawu aimed at achieving compliance with the reinstatement condition granted by the Competition Appeal Court in[…]
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