Workers On Wednesday  12 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Last week the country witnessed two workplace disasters, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg that saw the horrific deaths of eleven workers. Eight workers died in the explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel arms factory in Somerset West and three firefighters lost their lives battling the blaze engulfing the building that housed the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg. In this show, we unpack why this happened, whether it could have been prevented and whether workers’ lives are taken seriously in South Africa.

GUESTS

  • Chief Inspector Tibor Szana – Department of Labour
  • Moleko Phakedi – FAWU Deputy General Secretary
  • Dr Denis George – FEDUSA General Secretary

 

Workers On Wednesday  5 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

In recent months we’ve had a spate of labour disputes that ended up in the Constitutional Court where employers found themselves on the losing side. Trade union NEHAWU has also issued several media statements expressing their dissatisfaction with state bodies as employers. In today’s show we take a closer look at employers behaviour and assess whether indeed there is a trend of them defying labour law.

GUESTS

  • NEHAWU – Spokesperson, Khaya Xaba
  • SAFTU – Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi

 

Workers On Wednesday  15 August
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Over the years when discussing occupational health and safety, we normally focus on overt physical impacts of work on workers such as accidents that cause death or injury or other factors such as hazardous chemicals or repetitive work strain. It seems that a neglected side of occupational health is workplace stress that often has far-reaching and long-term negative consequences for individual workers, workplaces, the economy and society. In today’s show we take a close look at workplace stress – its causes and consequences.

GUESTS

  • Julian de la Hunt – Corporate Governance Framework Institute
  • Mphutlane Bofelo – Public Service Association trainer

 

Workers On Wednesday 8 August
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Over six years ago Pinky Mosiane was raped and murdered underground in a platinum mine. The perpetrator was eventually arrested, put on trial and jailed for life in 2014. The case highlighted the problem that violence against women is not confined to the home but victimises women in South African workplaces where women regularly face sexual harassment and abuse. It is estimated that more than half of all working women internationally experience sexual harassment and abuse by their male counterparts at work. The day before South Africa celebrates Women's Day on Workers on Wednesday, we discuss the problem and more importantly – what is being done about it.

GUESTS

  • Dr Asanda Benya – Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
  • Lydia Kopane – NUM National Gender Committee Chairperson

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