Ministers, deputy ministers and parliamentarians will be pleased after President Cyril Ramphosa accepted recommendations which will result in an increase in their remuneration. However, the move has not been well received.
A Constitutional Court decision which absolved the government from honouring a multi-year public sector wage increase was taken on the chin by unions and workers alike. However, the fight for increases has just begun with a 10% increase being demanded.
The Constitutional Court's dismissal, in late February 2022, of the public service unions' appeal over the 2018 wage agreement with the South African government marks the end of a long legal battle that began in 2018.
A tough next round of wage negotiations has been set up after public sector unions lost a court bid that will see their members lose out on the third year increases of the collective wage agreement reached in 2018.
The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) has launched a campaign against violence in schools. The campaign named ‘I am a school fan’ is set to be looking at the issues of bullying and violence in school as well as teacher-to-teacher violence.
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The Department of Employment and Labour Is calling on employers to take action to stop harassment in the workplace. This comes after more than 1000 disputes were referred to the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) over the last year.
Where businesses and other organisations are unable to get work done by robots they need to acquire the necessary skills by hiring staff. A key question then arises as to whether the money expended in order to acquire and retain these employee skills should be seen as an expense or as an investment.
Thousands of school learners will begin their primary and high school journeys in 2023. If these learners live in Gauteng, it's important that parents submit school applications before Friday’s midnight deadline.
The minister of social development came under fire last week after she made remarks that suggested that social workers who received government bursaries will find work, leaving those who were self-funded to fend for themselves.
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With an extremely high youth unemployment rate, the Basic Education Employment Initiative (BEEI) served as a beacon of hope for thousands of young people. The department has announced that the initiative will continue to make a difference in the lives of youth.