Pension Funds Amendment Bill unanimously supported by parties in NCOP

EWN reports that political parties in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) support the Pension Funds Amendment Bill, which could soon allow South Africans to access their pensions while still employed. The adoption of the bill by the NCOP on Thursday means this could be possible by the 1 September implementation date. The NCOP considered […]

Workers call for tighter legislation in employee share incentive plans

IOL News reports that workers representatives have called for greater legislation governing the employee share benefits schemes in South Africa mining companies to be regulated by the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) for the greater benefit of workers. This comes as the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) yesterday held an […]

COSATU applauds the progressive agreement to halt retrenchments of 6 000 workers at the Post Office

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) applauds the progressive agreement to halt the retrenchments of 6 000 workers at the South African Post Office (SAPO).  This profound agreement provides relief and hope to thousands of SAPO employees and their families.  COSATU congratulates its Affiliate, the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) for its tireless efforts on […]

COSATU welcomes positive SABC wage agreement with CWU

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the signed wage agreement for the 2023/24 financial year between the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU). This positive agreement sees SABC employees who have not had a wage increases for four years, receive an above inflation increase of 6%.  SABC […]

Over 200 unemployed nurses in North West to stage sit-in at Provincial Health Offices in Mafikeng on Monday

Following the non-absorption of more than 200 nurses who completed their community service since June last year in the province, the unemployed nurses will be staging a sit-in at the North-West Provincial Health Department offices on Monday, 22 April 2024, to demand their immediate employment as clinics and hospitals throughout the province are buckling under […]

COSATU welcomes the reopening of Optimum Coal Mine and the saving of 500 mine workers’ jobs

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes the reopening of Optimum Coal Mine and the saving of over 500 mine workers’ jobs.  This is a major victory for these workers, their families and the host communities of the Steve Tshwete and Nkangala Municipalities in Mpumalanga.  Optimum Mine has a potential output of 13.5 […]

Themba Hospital workers demand a security risk assessment

Capricorn FM News reports that healthcare workers at Themba Hospital in Kabokweni say they will return to work after a security risk assessment is completed at the hospital. Health services at the hospital were interrupted last week after health workers were allegedly assaulted by members of a business forum that is questioning tender processes at […]