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Construction worker dies after 9th floor plunge

The Labour Department is investigating the fatal injury of an Eastern Cape building construction worker who died after falling from a lift shaft in East London on Friday (Apr 25).

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-05-15

Department slams worsening workplace hazards

The iron and steel, construction, agriculture, food, drink and beverage sectors were identified as sectors with the highest risks when it comes to workplace health and safety accidents country-wide.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-05-15

Domestics “Burial” scam exposed

The Department of Labour has warned domestic employers and workers to be on the alert of bogus officials who swindle people of their hard-earned cash under the guise of collecting money for the burial of deceased domestic workers.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-05-15

The Department of Labour steps up efforts to register taxi operators

Scores of unemployed workers in the taxi industry continue to enjoy income support in the form of unemployed benefits from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF).

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-05-15

Major shake-up looms for Sheltered Employment Factories

The Department of Labour has launched an investigation into the Sheltered Employment Factories structure (SEF), with a view to introduce a new framework under which the factories will be managed.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-05-15

Pretoria Domestic Workers in focus as labour inspectors check compliance

Labour Department officials have decided to extend with a week their one-day blitz inspections of domestic employers in and around Pretoria that took place last Thursday.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-05-15

Department lifts ban on one of Assmang’s Ill-fated furnaces

Labour Inspectors in KwaZulu-Natal have revoked the prohibition notice for one of the six Assmang plant furnaces largely blamed for the horror blast earlier this year that resulted in the deaths of six workers and severe burn injuries to scores of others.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-04-07

More KZN employers ordered to pay up

Labour law enforcement in KwaZulu-Natal has seen the court ordering employers to pay more that R114 000, 00 in outstanding wages to their employees this week alone.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-04-03

Compensation Fund extends Return of Earnings deadline

Employers have until April 30 to submit their Return Of Earnings forms, the Labour Department’s Compensation Fund announced today (Tue).

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-04-01

Court orders KZN employers to pay workers

The Durban Labour Court has ordered 17 employers in KwaZulu-Natal to pay their employees outstanding wages amounting to R68 298, 10.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-04-01

Five years on, domestic worker social coverage thrives

The Department of Labour has paid out close to R200 million in social security payments to temporarily unemployed domestic workers over the past five years.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-04-01

KZN explosion protests disrupt manganese poisoning hearings

As the death-toll of Sunday’s Assmang plant explosion in Durban rose to five earlier today (Mon), proceeding on an inquiry into the November 2006 manganese poisoning case of the same plant had to be put on hold to allow protesting workers to express themselves on their health, safety and experiences.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-02-25

Durban’s massive blast: full scale probe launched

A full scale government investigation is underway following yesterday’s (Sun) massive explosion that left four workers dead and five others seriously injured at the Assmang plant in Cato Ridge, Durban yesterday (Sun).

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-02-25

KZN Braces For Agriculture, Forestry Workplace Scrutiny

The national inspection drive by the Labour Department will shift to the agriculture and forestry sectors next week as labour inspectors in KwaZulu-Natal gear up for a major crackdown on all employers of the sector as from Monday (Feb, 25).

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-02-22

Bogus Labour Inspector In Kwazulu Natal

The Department of Labour in Kwazulu Natal has warned employers and members of the public to be on the look-out for a conman pretending to be a labour inspector and offering to help claimants in exchange for large sums of money.

  • Posted by lloyd
  • Published: 2008-02-22

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