Women hardest hit by income and job losses, reveals study

Unions in southern Africa have highlighted the devastating effects of Covid-19 on workers, saying the livelihoods of almost 70% of workers in the region have been severed. A study conducted by the Southern African Trade Union Co-ordinating Council has affirmed that across the countries surveyed, wages and livelihoods have been[…]

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Bus strike continues after talks with labour minister fail

The bus strike is to continue after the Department of Labour’s attempted intervention between employer organisations and unions representing striking bus drivers was fruitless. Bus drivers across the country took their feet off the pedal last week, demanding better salaries. The strike, which is now in its seventh day, has[…]

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Unions, employers re-enter talks in bid to end bus strike

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has confirmed that parties will re-enter talks facilitated by the Department of Labour, on Tuesday. This as the nationwide bus strike continues for a seventh day, with no end in sight for commuters. Unions representing bus drivers, including Satawu and Numsa,[…]

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Employers allowed to ban the hijab: EU court

Employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols, the European Union’s top law court ruled on Tuesday, a decision Muslims said was a direct attack on women wearing hijabs at work. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm[…]

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