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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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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