SABMiller SA to cut 1 400 jobs

2014-04-14 16:45

SABMiller will consider cutting 1 400 jobs at its soft drinks bottling unit in South Africa to cut costs, Fawu says.

Fawu sings for Vavi

2014-04-07 10:24

Fawu members were singing outside Cosatu's headquarters in Johannesburg, while waiting for Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi to arrive.

Vavi ruling a victory - Wasp

2014-04-04 17:19

The ruling setting aside Zwelinzima Vavi's suspension is a victory for Cosatu members, the Workers' and Socialist Party says.

We want Vavi back, demands Fawu

2014-01-27 17:24

The Food and Allied Workers' Union says it will lobby and engage affiliates of Cosatu to expedite the return of suspended general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

SAB strike going nowhere fast

2013-11-03 17:04

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union is finding itself in an untenable situation as its strike at SA Breweries has failed to force an improved pay offer.

SAB turns to court over strike violence

2013-10-28 19:27

SAB has turned to the Labour Court in an attempt to bring an end to "intimidation and violence" in a strike by workers affiliated to Fawu.

Strikers must stop violence - SAB

2013-10-08 20:00

The Labour Court has granted the SA Breweries with an interdict ordering striking workers to stop violent activities and abide by picketing rules.

SAB strikers hold out for 9% hike

2013-10-08 14:51

Striking SAB workers affiliated to the Food and Allied Workers' Union have handed over a memorandum to their employer as they insist on a 9% salary increase.

SAB fears violence as strike set to grow

2013-09-30 21:25

South African Breweries is worried that striking members demanding a pay hike may resort to intimidation and violence.

Court postpones Vavi application

2013-09-10 12:45

Numsa's application to have Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's suspension overturned has been postponed by the South Gauteng High Court after an application by opposing unions to intervene was allowed.

State agencies being abused - Vavi

2013-09-09 16:45

Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has expressed concern at a meeting with intelligence authorities, about state agencies allegedly being abused to smear individuals.

Vavi suspension a witch-hunt - Samwu

2013-08-30 07:19

The suspension of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is a witch-hunt against him, Samwu says.

Cosatu's Sidumo Dlamini must go - Fawu

2013-08-19 18:03

The Food and Allied Workers Union is supporting the call for the removal of Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini for passing a guilty verdict on Zwelinzima Vavi.

ANC: Evaluate land redistribution

2013-06-19 15:11

The centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act provides an opportunity for South Africa to evaluate progress made in land redistribution, the ANC says.

Don't grant Eskom hike, urges union

2013-02-20 18:52

The Food and Allied Workers' Union has called on the country's energy regulator to dismiss Eskom's 16% electricity rise because it will impact negatively on farms.

Union urges farmers to save jobs

2013-02-07 17:57

Farmers struggling with the new minimum wage of R105 per day for workers, should not axe jobs and rather take up the government's wage reprieve, Fawu says.

Farmworkers to return to work

2013-01-22 11:27

About 1 500 striking farmworkers are expected to return to work in De Doorns this week, the Food and Allied Workers' Union says.

Another De Doorns protest march planned

2013-01-18 14:21

Striking farmworkers will march in De Doorns next Thursday to hand over a "peaceful strike policy", the Food and Allied Workers' Union says.

ANC calls for end to farm strike

2013-01-11 20:34

The ANC has called on Western Cape farmworkers to suspend their strike.

Union: Arrest station commander

2012-11-18 12:49

The Food and Allied Workers Union has called for the arrest of a police station commander after the death of a worker during the farmworkers' strike.

Zille calls for SANDF to curb protests

2012-11-14 12:12

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has called for SANDF members to be called into the Hex River valley where violent protests are ongoing as police are "stretched thin".

Clover warns of milk supply problems

2012-07-20 15:48

A strike at Clover by Food and Allied Workers Union members may cause "hiccups" in the dairy company's milk supply, says the company.

Zuma honest, frank - unions

2012-02-10 08:11

Trade unions have praised President Jacob Zuma for what they described as his honesty and frankness on the problems South Africa faces.

Nkwinti concerned about valuation

2011-09-06 15:01

There is a serious problem with the property valuation system in South Africa, according to Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti.

Union hails massive Pioneer settlement

2010-11-03 16:49

The Food and Allied Workers Union has welcomed the competition commission settlement agreement which imposes a total R1bn in fines on Pioneer Food.


Vavi vows to unify Cosatu after his return

2014-04-07 11:25

Forget the "political shenanigans" of the past and "forgive them, because they don't know what they do", Zwelinzima Vavi tells supporters.

Nehawu to consult legal advisers over Vavi ruling

2014-04-04 19:23

Nehawu will hold talks with its legal advisers and Cosatu about appealing the ruling setting aside the suspension of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Fawu welcomes Vavi ruling

2014-04-04 14:29

The South Gauteng High Court ruling that the suspension of Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is invalid, has been welcomed by the Food and Allied Workers' Union.

Unions pay tribute to Mandela

2013-12-06 07:52

Union Fawu has lauded Nelson Mandela for his contribution to SA's democracy, while mining union NUM says the national icon will be sorely missed.

SAB urges Fawu to halt violent strike

2013-10-31 17:49

SA Breweries has urged the Food and Allied Workers Union to end its month-long strike as violence is continuing to take place.

Fawu members to discuss SAB pay strike

2013-10-17 13:45

Around 1 200 Fawu members employed by SA Breweries in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo will hold a mass meeting in Pretoria, the union says.

ConCourt to rule on Fawu case

2013-10-08 19:30

The Constitutional Court is set to rule in an application for leave to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal judgment holding Fawu liable for negligence in a dismissal claim.

Union accuses SAB of bribery

2013-10-07 20:50

The Food and Allied Workers Union has accused SA Breweries of using underhand tactics to end an ongoing pay strike.

Cosatu CEC set for meeting

2013-09-16 11:33

Cosatu's central executive committee is set to meet for the first time since its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was suspended.

Court packed for Vavi case

2013-09-10 11:29

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg was packed ahead of Numsa's application to have Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's suspension overturned.

Vavi family appoints spokesperson

2013-09-04 17:44

Former journalist and Absa head of communications John Dludlu has been appointed spokesperson for suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's family.

Don't leave ANC - Mantashe

2013-08-21 22:21

The ANC would drift to the right if the working class opted to abandon the party, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says.

Mandela death talks criticised

2013-07-09 20:15

Employers should stop discussions about keeping up productivity in the workplace in the event of former president Nelson Mandela's death, a trade union says.

Unions want speedy land reforms

2013-06-13 14:36

Numsa and Fawu says it will launch a campaign, which will include marches and a mock referendum, in support of speeding up South Africa's land reform programme.

Unions threaten to act on retailers

2013-02-18 17:29

Together with Cosatu, a campaign will be launched against retailers profiting the most from agricultural products, says Fawu while urging farmworkers to join unions.

Union expects no less than R100 on farms

2013-02-02 17:00

The Food and Allied Workers Union says it expects the minister of labour to announce a new minimum wage for farm workers that is no less than R100 a day.

Farmworkers encouraged to keep striking

2013-01-21 09:38

Cape farmworkers have been encouraged to continue striking until their demands for a higher daily wage are met.

Farmworkers to hand over 'peace policy'

2013-01-18 11:10

Farmworkers are “trying a new strategy” and are set to march in De Doorns to hand over a “peaceful strike policy”, the Food and Allied Workers’ Union says.

Unions: Government should force talks

2013-01-04 22:06

Government should compel Agri-SA to return to the negotiating table with farm workers, unions have said.

Union: Arrest cop over farmworker's death

2012-11-17 22:05

The Food and Allied Workers Union has called for the arrest of a Western Cape police station commander following the death of a farmworker during their strike this week.

De Doorns calm - police

2012-11-14 11:33

No violence occurred overnight in the farming community of De Doorns and the situation is being monitored by police.

SAB workers face the axe

2012-07-14 09:00

The Food and Allied Workers' Union is concerned at a plan by SA Breweries to dismiss 300 staff members, it says.

Double-edged sword for farm workers

2012-02-06 19:11

The Food and Allied Workers Union in Limpopo has expressed mixed feelings over the new minimum wage for farm workers .

Thousands of fishing workers to strike

2011-06-03 10:45

About 6 000 workers in the fishing industry are to down tools after no deal was reached with employers over setting up a relief fund.

Rural safety plan launched

2010-10-14 18:11

National Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has launched a much touted rural safety plan, saying he would like to see the success of the 2010 World Cup security plans reach the rural communities.

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