Inside Labour: No real freedom without freedom from hunger

2016-04-29 07:31

The influx of cheap poultry into SA will likely cripple the local industry with the loss of still more jobs right along the supply chain, says Terry Bell.

What to do when baby's head is engaged

2016-04-26 13:45

What it means to be told your baby's head has engaged.

Inside Labour: If China coughs - beware

2016-04-22 06:46

Amid growing signs of Chinese worker unrest, it seems a supreme irony that SA labour still sees the country as a model for prosperity, says Terry Bell.

Union ends Comair strike

2016-04-20 12:46

Comair and the trade union UASA have confirmed that they have reached settlement after a week-long strike by Comair’s airport ground staff.

Maynard: Estimating SA’s informal economy – a hefty contribution

2016-04-18 15:44

How big is SA's informal economy? Punching the numbers using complicated spreadsheets, an independent economist reckons it is around 8-12 percent of the total.

New trade union federation could be launched within months - Vavi

2016-04-12 13:03

The Workers Summit, a breakaway from Cosatu, is hoping to launch a new trade union federation in the next three to four months, steering committee convenor Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Labour Wrap: Proudly SA 'blames the victims'

2016-04-07 06:43

Proudly SA is an expensive, clearly unsuccessful campaign that tends to turn the blame for unemployment and poverty onto the victims, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: International Labour: not just two alternatives

2016-03-31 07:12

A battle for political orientation is going on within Cosatu concerning international affiliation which carries an echo of the Cold War years, says Terry Bell.

Inside Labour: Patronage rots the social fabric from within

2016-03-28 09:44

Patronage too often distorts and poisons the political and social environment, says Terry Bell.

Clothing workers rally to face challenges head on

2016-03-23 17:43

There is still much to do in the clothing and textile industry to grow decent work and to ensure an equitable sharing of the benefits of industry growth.


Labour Wrap: Poultry, poverty and desperation

2016-04-28 11:49

Chicken imports will cause thousands of job losses and highlight how business can chase profit without considering long-term consequences, says Terry Bell.

Enjoy a healthy 3rd trimester

2016-04-25 13:35

You're nearly there, but there is just one last hurdle to tackle - the third trimester.

Labour Wrap: Beware if China coughs

2016-04-21 06:47

China's workforce rumblings should be a lesson to all who still see the country as pointing towards economic and social salvation, says Terry Bell.

‘We are not immune to employment abuse’ – doctors

2016-04-19 16:59

A group of doctors say they aren't immune to abuse in the workplace and see themselves first and foremost as workers who have to fight for their rights.

Labour Wrap: Time to steel ourselves - and act

2016-04-14 07:11

As the country faces economic stagnation, news has come that once again highlights the lunacy of the economic system, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

Sibanye wage offer: Rival unions protecting capitalists, says Amcu

2016-04-11 16:56

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has defended his union's success at getting Sibanye Gold to present a new wage offer, despite criticism from other unions.

Inside Labour: Why unions must resist capture and fight for reform

2016-04-01 07:59

Labour needs to return to truly democratically controlled trade unions that unite workers without political or financial manipulation, says Terry Bell.

100 amazing facts about pregnancy

2016-03-30 12:03

We've put together 100 reasons why pregnancy is a weirdly wonderful time.

Labour Court dismisses Amcu gold strike appeal

2016-03-24 17:59

The Labour Court has dismissed an appeal by Amcu relating to a dispute during 2013 wage negotiations, according to the Chamber of Mines.

Workers vow to keep fighting after mayor attacked with knobkierie

2016-03-23 11:09

Striking workers in a small Eastern Cape municipality, where the mayor was attacked during a protest last week, have vowed to continue their strike until their grievances are addressed.

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