ARTICLES RELATING TO LABOUR

LafargeHolcim workers to strike over pay - NUM

2016-02-10 19:23

About 2 000 workers at LafargeHolcim's SA unit will launch an open-ended strike over pay, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Labour inducing exercises

2016-02-08 14:14

Tired of waiting? Well, get moving. Here are some simple labour inducing exercises.

Once-powerful SA unions take knocks

2016-02-03 11:11

The labour movement in SA is floundering as infighting and job losses deplete its ranks and the ANC rides roughshod over union demands for policy change.

Fibroids: tumours of the uterus

2016-02-01 15:20

You've had your first ultrasound and it's found that you have more than a foetus invading your uterus. Now what?

Inside Labour: How to tackle the 4th Revolution

2016-01-29 06:47

It would be a good start if modern technology could be used to make elected representatives wholly accountable to those who vote for them, says Terry Bell.

Gideon du Plessis: Mining strike pains. Is half a bread loaf better than none?

2016-01-27 07:09

Solidarity's Gideon du Plessis looks at the mining the sector, with a possible strike at Sibanye Gold and make-or-break platinum wage talks due later this year.

Inside Labour: Forward to a Cold War future?

2016-01-22 07:43

Will sense prevail or will SA's already weakened labour movement be dragged back into the rigid sectarianism of the Cold War, asks Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Pension fund and cold war rows

2016-01-21 09:08

A cold war cat was thrown among the trade union pigeons this week, while Cosatu's argument about retirement fund reform continues, says Terry Bell.

New tax laws toxic form of privatisation - Numsa

2016-01-19 14:38

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has added its voice to opposition to the new tax laws and plans a two-day strike against the legislation.

How do I know I'm in labour?

2016-01-18 14:22

Every woman will experience the start of labour differently, but how do you know when to race down the emergency lane or when to sit back and let the process happen slowly and naturally?

 

Municipal strike causes a stink in historic town

2016-02-09 11:20

A strike by workers from the Umjindi local municipality in Mpumalanga has caused a stink in the historical mining town of Barberton.

Inside Labour: Unions weak now that strength is needed

2016-02-05 06:43

When unions later this year start to demand double digit pay rises, do not be surprised: they will be justified, says Terry Bell.

SA already has four union federations - Fedusa

2016-02-02 18:07

SA already has four trade union federations, the Federation of Unions of South Africa says as "nine-plus" unions gear up to form a new independent labour federation.

Accountant becomes gardener because he can't find work

2016-01-29 12:30

A KZN woman has made it her mission to find her gardener another job after he revealed he was a qualified accountant who has been unable to find work.

Labour Wrap: Antique economic mindsets

2016-01-28 07:56

Developments in artificial intelligence could free humanity from drudgery and poverty, but only if they are truly democratically controlled, says Terry Bell.

Davos: Dodging the cause of the crisis

2016-01-24 14:16

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos has come to an end and it failed to deal with the main theme it belatedly claimed to be this year’s focus, writes Terry Bell.

Cosatu planning to 'crush' new tax laws

2016-01-21 21:30

Cosatu has called on its members and workers in general to join in its efforts to “crush” new tax law amendments signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

Numsa still on track for new workers' party - Jim

2016-01-20 17:29

Numsa leader Irvin Jim says the union aims to build a new Marxist-Leninist workers’ party which will replace the capitalist system with a socialist society.

OPINION | The Davos bunfight has no answers

2016-01-19 11:02

It is the very system of the Davos club of billionaires that is the problem, not the technological advances that have made so much labour redundant, says Terry Bell.

4th revolution not science fiction - union leader

2016-01-17 21:00

It is time for the world of "digital capitalism" to take the impact on jobs and social justice seriously, warns the general secretary of a global union.

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