Workers On Wednesday  2 October
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

 

Workplace stress is said to be the harmful physical and emotional responses that can happen when there is a conflict between job demands on the employee and the amount of control an employee has over meeting these demands. In today’s workplace, stress is a widespread problem with companies’ constantly pushing for higher productivity in order to be more competitive. Workplace stress affects all sectors of the economy from the lowest level workers to top management. In today’s show we discuss workplace stress as an occupational health and safety issue – its causes, effects and remedies for it.

GUESTS

  • Dr Spo Kgalamono - acting Executive Director of the National Institute for Occupational Health (NIOH)
  • Dr Sophia Kisting - Independent Occupational Medical Practitioner

 

Workers On Wednesday  25 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

South Africa’s economy was built around mining, agriculture and cheap black labour. Since the late 1980s, the mining industry has shrunk and thousands of workers were laid off, many banished to the former homelands of Apartheid South Africa and neighbouring countries. Whatever retirement and other benefits that were due to them was not forthcoming, leaving many miners and other workers and their widows destitute. In today’s show we assess the progress of these workers in accessing their long overdue benefits and we talk to representatives of the Unpaid Benefits Campaign (UBC).

GUESTS

  • Thomas Malokotsa - chair of the Ekurhuleni UBC
  • Dr Dale McKinley - senior researcher, International Labour Research and Information Group (ILRIG) and co-ordinator of the UBC

 

Workers On Wednesday  18 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

Last week the Office of the Registrar of Labour Relations issued a notice regarding the requirement of the amended labour laws that trade unions and employers need to have secret ballots of their members before embarking on industrial action. There was an immediate outcry from unions, especially SAFTU and its largest affiliate, NUMSA. However, there is also a debate regarding the interpretation of the law about whether the amendment implies compulsory secret balloting before industrial action.

In this show we seek to clarify the secret ballot requirement of the new labour law together with guests:

  • Lehlohonolo Molefe – Registrar of Labour Relations, Department of Labour
  • Emeritus Professor Darcy Du Toit – Social Law Project at the University of the Western Cape

 
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Workers On Wednesday  11 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

In 2008, 2015 and now in 2019, xenophobia has broken out into violence targeting especially African migrants who are alleged to be taking away jobs from South Africans or are a source of crime. Armed male hostel-dwellers staged violent and random attacks in the Johannesburg CBD against street traders that then morphed into rioting and looting in other areas. In today’s show we look at the issue of xenophobic violence from a labour perspective.

GUESTS

  • Amir Sheikh - spokesperson for the African Diaspora Forum
  • Mametlwe Sebei - president of the General Industrial Workers Union of South Africa (GIWUSA)

 

Workers On Wednesday  6 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

Over the past few years major concerns have been expressed by civil society and the media about the environmental crisis. However, it is not clear what the trade union movement’s positions are and whether they will seek to influence government and big business to deal with the environmental crisis. In this show we discuss the trade union view on issues related to the environment and how they plan to influence and ensure positive change.

GUESTS

  • Lebogang Mulaisi - COSATU Social Policy Coordinator
  • Phakamile Hlubi - Media Officer and Spokesperson for Numsa

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