Free State-based chicken supplier rocked by strike over wages

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Sunday World reports that Grain Field Chickens in Reitz in eastern Free State is under shutdown as employees continue with the strike over salary increases. The chicken-producing factory employees complain that they are being underpaid yet overworked. Workers’ representative Mamokete Mokoena said the workers demand R600 salary increase. Grain Field Chickens management promised R500 pay […]

South Africa is proposing a change in how remote workers pay taxes

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Techcabal reports that the South African Revenue Services (SARS) has shared a draft of the proposed tax administration bill that seeks to change how remote workers pay taxes. One of the proposed changes includes removing the distinction between remote and non-remote workers and requiring employers of  South Africa-based remote workers to deduct pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) tax.  Currently, […]

COSATU rejects the shocking proposed increases for Mayors, Councillors and Municipal Managers

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) rejects with contempt the shocking proposed increases for Mayors, Councillors and Municipal Managers announced by the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA).  These proposed backdated increases reflect a leadership at COGTA and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) that is out of touch with […]

Creatives Industries to march against Copyright Amendment Bill

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SABC News reports that the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) says it will embark on a peaceful march to the Gauteng Legislature in Johannesburg on Friday. The aim of the march is to voice concerns over the Copyright Amendment Bill. Members of the federation argue that the clause “Fair Use” in the […]

City of Joburg employees’ salaries docked for unpaid municipal bills

News24 writes that the City of Johannesburg has recovered R13.2 million from employees, including councillors, who were behind with their municipal bill payments. Starting on 31 July, the city deducted more than R7 million owed by councillors and permanent employees, while it collected more than R5.2 million in direct payments made by councillors and employees. […]

Class-action lawsuit targets coal producers over occupational diseases

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BusinessLive reports that human rights lawyers representing coal mineworkers filed a class-action lawsuit against global mining companies South32, BHP Billiton and Seriti Power on Tuesday. They are seeking “legal remedies for sick miners and the families of workers who died due to coal-mine dust lung disease” and associated illnesses. The application for certification of a class […]

Domestic workers injured on duty urged to claim benefits

The South African reports that the Department of Employment and Labour has called on domestic workers injured or contracted occupational diseases while on duty from 27 April 1994 to come forward and claim their benefits. This follows the corrective legislative measures to amend the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, No 130 of 1993 (COIDA) legislation […]