The Star reports that Solomon Lethuba, who lost his job along with his 40 colleagues at Grinpal Energy Management Services, a company contracted by City Power, is without work and destitute despite a ruling by the Constitutional Court ordering City Power to absorb the Grinpal employees when its contract was terminated in July 2012. The […]

Fin24 reports that Eskom says it will look for ways to reduce staff costs other than cutting jobs after it halted a plan to offer workers voluntary retrenchment deals. Eskom, which employs 41,993 people, rejected applications by 2,493 employees for redundancy deals in February as the power utility decided against losing the workers’ skills, Khulu […]

Business Report writes that opposition parties in Parliament on Wednesday called for a speedy resolution to the public sector wage talks, but acting Minister of Public Service and Administration Nathi Mthethwa remained mum on public sector wage increases. The parties said they hoped a settlement would be reached on Friday following the government’s increase in […]

BDLive writes that the deaths of two protesters this week at the hands of the police have highlighted the urgent need for President Jacob Zuma to release the findings of the Marikana commission of inquiry. The separate incidents, which occurred in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, also underscore the importance of implementing the […]

BDLive reports that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) will demand a R12,500 monthly basic salary for underground workers in the gold sector during forthcoming negotiations, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Wednesday. He indicated at a briefing that the union would demand that salaries for underground and surface workers be increased by […]