ARTICLES RELATING TO STRIKE

Marikana strike haunts SA economy

2014-10-24 17:49

The economy is struggling to shake off the shock of the Marikana strike, the longest in its history, and will only manage growth of 1.4% this year.

End to Post Office strike may be imminent

2014-10-20 15:00

SA Post Office management has put a deal, apparently brokered by Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele, to striking workers.

Post Office on the brink of collapse, MPs told

2014-10-15 16:26
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The cash-strapped, strike-hammered SA Post Office is on the brink of collapse while there seems to be no end to the mail delivery strike, MPs have heard.

Post Office shows ‘gross inefficiency’

2014-10-13 10:27

With a strike entering its fifth week, the CEO placed on special extended leave and speculation about huge losses and waste, the parastatal is on a knife edge.

Union calls off London Underground strike

2014-10-09 15:30

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers union has halted plans for a 48-hour strike over job losses by workers on London's underground train system.

Train drivers vote to strike in Germany

2014-10-02 18:01

Train drivers with the country's main railways company have voted to start an open-ended strike in their pursuit for higher pay.

Air France makes overtures to end strike

2014-09-25 10:18

Air France has offered to withdraw plans to expand the low-cost operations of its Transavia brand and called on pilots to end their strike over the proposals.

Post Office strike causes ripple effect

2014-08-29 11:55

A strike by South African Post Office part-time and casual workers has caused major issues for people trying to send and receive post.

Sentech misleading public - CWU

2014-08-01 18:00

CWU says Sentech's claims about the unaffordability of workers' wage demands are misleading.

Metal workers return to work after 4-week strike

2014-07-29 11:23

Metal workers have started returning to work, but the Reserve Bank has expressed concern that increases could trigger a wage-hike spiral and cost jobs.

Bosses warn of metal sector jobs bloodbath

2014-07-22 14:32

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa says the pay deal it accepted to end the metalworkers' strike could lead to heavy job cuts.

Numsa lowers wage demand

2014-07-13 16:40
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Numsa says it has lowered its wage increase demand to 10%, in a bid to end the strike in the metals and engineering sector.

2 000 NUM miners down tools

2014-07-04 18:20
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A spokesperson for Impala Platinum's Marula mine says about 2 000 miners affiliated to NUM have gone on strike, demanding higher wages.

Sacci concerned about metals strike

2014-07-04 13:45

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the strike in the metals and engineering industries is economically and socially worrying.

Business as usual for Toyota despite strike

2014-07-04 11:37

Japanese automaker Toyota says its business has not been impacted by a strike that has hit the supply of components to the local industry.

Rio workers call off World Cup strike

2014-06-11 16:18

Subway workers in Rio de Janeiro have called off a strike, but their peers in Sao Paulo will decide whether to walk out during the World Cup's opening game.

Non-striking workers' houses stoned

2014-06-05 18:45

Two houses of non-striking Transnet workers have been damaged at Motherwell, in the Eastern Cape when they were stoned, the company says.

Strike impacts Argentina's grain export hub

2014-04-11 12:10

A 24-hour strike in Argentina by labour groups protesting high inflation and other conditions brought the Rosario grain export hub to a near standstill.

Rea Vaya bus drivers going on strike

2014-03-30 17:40

Johannesburg's Rea Vaya bus drivers are to go on strike, says the Gauteng community safety department.

Solidarity will not strike

2013-09-03 16:33

Solidarity says it expects the Chamber of Mines to make an acceptable offer and will not take part in the gold sector strike at this stage.

Royal Mail workers may strike over pay

2013-09-02 16:52

Britain's postal workers may strike if the government does not provide guarantees on pay and pensions before privatising the near 500-year-old Royal Mail.

Car strike continues

2013-08-26 15:29

The National Union of Metalworkers has dismissed reports that strike action in the automotive industry had already ended.

Auto shutdown: Numsa on march

2013-08-21 07:51

SA’s auto industry strikers are planning nationwide marches to "take the battle to the automakers' doorsteps". They want 14% more pay.

It is now or never for car makers - NUM

2013-08-19 22:51

The National Union of Mineworkers says it's time for auto giants to deliver to the working class after strike action brought the industry to the brink of collapse.

Strike hits BMW

2013-08-14 09:27

More than 2 000 workers at BMW's factory in South Africa have launched a strike over pay that has slowed output, according to a report.

 

Lufthansa cancels thousands of flights

2014-10-21 11:38

Lufthansa says almost all its long-haul flights out of its main hub, Frankfurt, have been cancelled, as pilots refused to fly over retirement benefits.

Pilots to strike at Lufthansa's Germanwings

2014-10-15 18:30

Pilots at Lufthansa's low-cost unit Germanwings are to go on strike, forcing the cancellation of 100 flights as a dispute over an early retirement scheme drags on.

Liberia health workers' strike on Monday could hurt Ebola efforts

2014-10-13 13:55

A strike in the country worst hit by Ebola could further hamper opportunities to contain the catastrophic outbreak.

Minister wants end to SA post office strike

2014-10-10 19:13
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Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has called on the SA Post Office and unions to end their nearly two-month-long labour dispute.

Air France strike may cost around $633m

2014-10-08 12:27

Air France has estimated that the cost of a two-week strike by pilots, over plans to develop its low-cost subsidiary Transavia, could be as much as $633m.

Lufthansa pilots plan Frankfurt strike

2014-09-29 11:00

Lufthansa pilots will strike after talks over an early retirement scheme have broken down again.

German rail union calls three-hour strike

2014-09-01 10:00

The german rail workers' union has called a three-hour strike to put pressure on state-controlled rail operator Deutsche Bahn in a pay dispute.

CWU staff at Sentech on strike

2014-07-30 15:26

Communication Workers' Union members at Sentech have gone on strike over benefits and wage increases, CWU general secretary Thabo Mogalane says.

Numsa members go back to work

2014-07-28 17:20

Numsa members have accepted an improved wage offer to end South Africa's largest-ever strike.

Amplats mines on market after profit fall

2014-07-21 12:10

The dominant feature of the first half, was the strike during which 40% of Amplats production was not in operation, says CEO Chris Griffith

GM SA plant still closed as strike continues

2014-07-07 12:02

Workers at General Motor's South African plant are still on strike but it had sufficient inventory for both domestic and exports customers for the medium term.

Police arrest 26 over strike-related crimes

2014-07-04 17:00

Police say 26 people have been arrested during the Numsa strike in Gauteng for intimidation, public violence and malicious damage to property.

Govt intervenes to end Numsa strike

2014-07-04 12:02

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet with striking metalworkers and industry employers in an attempt to end a wage dispute that has turned violent.

Unions have no right to violence - Baleni

2014-06-22 16:30

Trade unions have no right to embark on violence during strikes, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Sugar strike ends

2014-06-06 18:51

The strike in the sugar industry has ended after a settlement agreement was reached, says the Food and Allied Workers Union.

Strike hits footwear industry

2014-06-02 17:34

Workers in the footwear industry have embarked on a protected national strike, demanding a minimum pay rise of 7.75%.

Amplats declares force majeure over strike

2014-04-01 16:21

Anglo American Platinum has sent force majeure notices to some of the suppliers to its South African mines, due to the widening impact of the strike.

Monza marshals threaten strike

2013-09-05 08:40

Marshals scheduled to work throughout the upcoming 2013 Italian F1 GP are threatening to strike. Why? They haven't been paid for travel expenses since the 2012 Monza race!

Bosnian miners strike underground over pay

2013-09-03 15:32

Around 140 miners have barricaded themselves 250m below ground at a mine in northern Bosnia and threaten to go on hunger strike.

Pump-jockeys to join Numsa strike

2013-08-28 07:39

Seventy-two-thousand workers in the vehicle industry, including petrol attendants, will go on strike next week, reports the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa.

Overwhelming support for strike - Sactwu

2013-08-21 15:42

Most members affiliated to the SA Clothing and Textile Workers' Union support a proposed national wage strike, the union says.

Numsa threatens mass car strike

2013-08-20 19:47

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA says it will organise marches in the automobile sector throughout the country to demand a pay rise of 14%.

Auto strike: 31 000 still out

2013-08-19 18:20

About 31 000 Numsa-aligned workers in the automotive manufacturing industry were on strike on Monday (Aug 19). Pay talks deadlocked in July.

Matla Eskom workers end strike

2013-07-17 09:15

Workers at Eskom's Matla power station in Mpumalanga have returned to work after a one-day strike, Eskom says.

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