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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 […]

Over 2 million jobs delivered already by ZANU-PF – Minister Tapiwa Matangaidze

Over 2 million jobs delivered already by ZANU-PF – Minister Tapiwa Matangaidze

Labour and Social Welfare deputy minister Tapiwa Matangaidzesays the country has created “in excess” of two million jobs through the informal sector with more jobs expected to come through command agriculture. He was speaking Wednesday during parliament’s question and answer session. Asked by Gokwe MP Dorothy Mangami if the government had any policy on the […]

Zimbabwean Goverment Bans Golden Handshakes

Zimbabwean Goverment Bans Golden Handshakes

Government has banned all local authorities, with immediate effect, from paying gratuities and golden handshakes to executives and senior employees following outrageous demands in exit packages and reports of rampant abuse of funds in most councils. Prime land was being parcelled out for a song to council officials as gratuities over and above the mega […]

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