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Egypt mulls reducing civil servants’ working days

Egypt mulls reducing civil servants’ working days

Egypt is studying a proposal to reduce the number of working days civil servants work but said it will not reduce their working hours, the Anadolu Agency reported. The Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC) said in a statement that the government’s Central Agency for Organisation and Management is studying the reduction of the number […]

Ramaphosa’s Plan to Cut 30 000 Civil Servant Jobs – Report

Ramaphosa’s Plan to Cut 30 000 Civil Servant Jobs – Report

The government reportedly plans cut the jobs of 30 000 public servants in the next three years as part of the President Cyril Ramaphosa’s planned restructuring to reduce the the administration’s salary bill by R20-billion. The Mail and Guardian reports that the move is “likely to put Ramaphosa on a collision cause with labour federation Cosatu, […]

Police Tear-Gas Striking Health Workers in Nairobi

Police Tear-Gas Striking Health Workers in Nairobi

Police have tear-gassed Kenyatta National Hospital staff who staged a go-slow on Monday morning over non-payment of their health service allowances. The workers allied to Kenya Union of Domestic, Hotels, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Allied Workers (Kudheiha) had threatened to go on strike in the first week of August over the allowances that date back […]

Child Labour Remains Widespread in Malawi

Child Labour Remains Widespread in Malawi

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development says cases of child labor remain a widespread challenge in the country as many children are being employed at a tender age to work in different sectors. Deputy Labour Commissioner in the Ministry, Wafwire Musukwa made the remarks on Monday at a press briefing which was […]

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost $160 trillion in lost earnings globally, a World Bank study showed on Wednesday, as pressure to address the pay gap grows. That represents the difference between the combined lifetime income of everyone of working age in the world today – known as human capital wealth – and what […]

Labour Strike Rocks Ethiopia Bole Lemi Industrial Park

Labour Strike Rocks Ethiopia Bole Lemi Industrial Park

Labourers working inside the factories of the nation’s first industrial park, Bole Lemi, were on strike for five days starting on May 11, 2018. They are demanding higher pay and a favourable working environment. The strike at the Bole Lemi Industrial Park occurred at only one factory on Friday and climaxed to four by last […]

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

While the Department of Home Affairs is committed to resolving an impasse over officials’ working times on Saturdays, one of the unions it is negotiating with has a simple message: “Call us only when you are ready to pay overtime. Until then, there will be no work on Saturdays!” This is the message of the […]

National Railways of Zimbabwe faces artisans exodus challenge

National Railways of Zimbabwe faces artisans exodus challenge

THE National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has lost several of its skilled staff in the face of operational challenges that have forced qualified workers to seek greener pastures outside the country. Zimbabwe Railways Artisans Union (RAU) president, Mr Edmore Africa, said this at a media briefing in Bulawayo on Tuesday. He told journalists that workers […]

Nearly 4, 000 DHL Express employees in Sub-Saharan Africa recognized for their contributions

Nearly 4, 000 DHL Express employees in Sub-Saharan Africa recognized for their contributions

In a network business like DHL Express (www.dpDHL.com), it is imperative that a culture of motivation is inculcated among employees so they will deliver superior service to our customers. The annual DHL Employee Appreciation Week is one such employee engagement initiative. This year, this Africa-wide initiative was run in the month of June in over […]

How to Create Jobs in the Age of Robots and Low Growth

How to Create Jobs in the Age of Robots and Low Growth

The growth economy suffers from a productivity paradox. Corporations compete to reduce the time and effort that goes into production processes, which is generally seen as a sign of efficiency, but in reality has a troubling outcome. Unless more stuff is produced and consumed, people lose their jobs as the same output can be achieved […]

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