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.

W Cape rejects Cosatu claims

2013-07-11 18:01

The Western Cape government has hit back at provincial Cosatu leader Tony Ehrenreich for accusing it of avoiding talks on economic matters.

Metrobus workers go on strike

2013-07-08 11:25

Metrobus workers have started an indefinite strike demanding the suspension of the bus service's acting managing director, the SA Municipal Workers' Union says.

Numsa calls end to Mercedes-Benz strike

2013-05-20 18:14

Thousands of striking workers are expected to return to work following a call by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA for workers to halt protest action.

Cosatu: Employers are drunk with profits

2013-05-07 13:47

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says it is fully behind bus drivers' demands, who are striking for a double-digit pay increase and work improvements.

Pikitup workers not striking, says union

2013-05-06 18:30

Samwu has rejected reports claiming that its members at waste management company Pikitup are embarking on strike action despite a picket held at the company.

Strike will cost Lufthansa millions

2013-04-19 14:28

Lufthansa considers taking legal action on threats of a strike that will cost the airline tens of millions, the company says.


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

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

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.

Metrobus strike ends

2013-07-12 19:04

Samwu says a strike at Metrobus in Johannesburg has ended and grievances will be investigated within days.

Cosatu threatens W Cape strike

2013-07-10 15:06

The Congress of SA Trade Unions in the Western Cape says it will strike if socio-economic issues such as transport and electricity costs are not addressed.

France gripped by chaos as strikes bite

2013-06-12 15:46

Thousands of flights in and out of French airports were cancelled as a strike by air traffic controllers intensified just before a rail strike was due to start.

Cape farmers accused of ‘cleansing’

2013-05-07 15:33

Farmers in De Doorns in the Western Cape have been accused of trying to replace farmworkers with staff sourced through labour brokers.

Bus strike set to bring Joburg to a halt

2013-05-06 20:08

Metro police have warned that Johannesburg traffic will be interrupted when striking Satawu members take to the streets to march for a double-digit pay hike.

Striking metro police must return to work

2013-05-03 19:51

The Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department has been granted an order prohibiting its workers from going on an illegal strike, the municipality says.

Bus drivers to strike nationwide

2013-04-18 21:45

A nationwide bus strike is set to start following a stalemate in wage negotiations, warns the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union.

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