ARTICLES RELATING TO STRIKE

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.

Medupi strike ends after wage dispute

2013-03-13 17:28

Strikers at the multi-billion rand Medupi power station in Limpopo are set to return to their posts, following protest action over year-end bonuses, says Numsa.

Exxaro wildcat strike spreads

2013-03-08 18:32

Unprotected strike action at two Exxaro mines in Mpumalanga has spread to its mine in Limpopo, bringing production to a standstill, the company says.

No disruptions following SAA strike

2013-01-22 19:30

South African Airways flights have not been affected because it set contingency plans in place after 1 300 staff belonging to a new union embarked on a strike.

Strike will not affect flights, says SAA

2013-01-17 17:41

South African Airways has put in place contingency plans ahead of a planned strike, but the airline says that flights will not be affected.

ANC calls for end to farm strike

2013-01-11 20:34
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The ANC has called on Western Cape farmworkers to suspend their strike.

'Operation Escargot' hits France

2013-01-11 09:59

Thousands of French taxi drivers have clogged the country's streets to protest against deregulation proposals they fear will cut into their business. Commence "Operation Escargo-not!"

Saccawu to strike at OK

2012-12-05 16:34

The SA Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union is to embark on a three-day strike against OK Furnishers and House & Home, the union says.

Union: Oliphant insensitive

2012-11-28 18:01

It is insensitive of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to use legal technicalities to override farmworkers' concerns, their union says.

Cosatu: Farmers dividing workers

2012-11-20 17:59

Farm owners in the Western Cape are trying to divide workers and provoke xenophobia in the province, Cosatu and Passop say.

Fedusa condemns De Doorns violence

2012-11-15 16:42

The Federation of Unions of SA strongly condemned violence linked to a farmworkers strike in the Western Cape.

 

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
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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 may fire striking workers

2013-03-18 17:44

Postal workers who embarked on a wildcat strike in Gauteng face dismissal, following unsuccessful attempts to resolve a pension scam, the SA Post Office says.

Meat inspectors strike for more pay

2013-03-12 14:27

Meat inspectors are embarking on strike action over a pay dispute, but unsafe meat will not reach the market, says a meat quality assurance service.

Denel seeks end to Numsa strike

2013-02-01 18:01

Denel is seeking to defuse a strike by members of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA, the company says.

No disruptions amid OR Tambo strike

2013-01-18 12:15

South African Airways says no flights have been cancelled or delayed as workers belonging to a new union protested at OR Tambo International Airport.

Amplats workers return

2013-01-16 18:18

Scores of Anglo Platinum workers have agreed to return to work, pending further talks, after downing tools on an announcement of possible job cuts.

DairyBelle strike to intensify

2013-01-11 18:43

DairyBelle is bracing for further strike action following a seven-week-long protest that turned violent after workers demanded an 18% wage hike.

Coalition: Strike not over

2012-12-06 16:25

The Western Cape farmworker strike about labour conditions is far from over, a coalition claiming to represent farmworkers says.

Farmworker negotiations resume

2012-11-29 12:19

Negotiations over farmworker wages and working conditions will resume ahead of a planned protest next week, Agri-SA says.

Farmworkers' deadline won't be met

2012-11-27 18:15

Farmworkers should refrain from violence until the sectoral determination is reviewed in April, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says.

Labour dept calls for comment on wages

2012-11-16 21:10

Interested parties have been invited to comment on a possible review of the minimum wages and conditions of employment for farmworkers, the labour department says.

Union calls for strike support

2012-11-15 15:43

Catering union Saccawu called for support for farmworkers in the Western Cape, to strengthen the "fight for better wages".

 
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