ARTICLES RELATING TO STRIKES

Labour Wrap: No strike is illegal

2014-08-21 07:37

It has taken a group of soapie actors to highlight the plight of casual and contract workers, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.

No Gautrain bus services over strike

2014-08-20 16:42

Gautrain bus drivers have embarked on a wildcat strike, forcing certain bus services to be suspended, but train services are unaffected.

Gautrain staff set to strike

2014-08-15 19:26

Gautrain train drivers and some station staff belonging to the United Transport and Allied Trade Union will go on strike, says Bombela Concession Company.

Oliphant: No quick fix to strike action

2014-08-14 14:36

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the adversarial nature of SA's industrial relations environment is historic and emotional solutions will not be sustainable.

Northam Platinum swings to loss after strike

2014-08-14 11:28

Northam Platinum has fallen into a loss because of a protracted strike at its key operations.

Mining must benefit majority: Ramatlhodi

2014-08-13 11:30

"We have a unique opportunity to change this industry for the better, to ensure that it represents our ideals," Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says.

Unions sign wage deals with Eskom

2014-08-08 17:46

Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers have signed two-year wage agreement with Eskom that will see pay rises of 8.5% over the next two years.

Neasa move means lock-out goes on

2014-08-07 13:30

Lock-out continues as the National Employers' Association brings an urgent application against the Metal Industry Bargaining Council in the Labour Court.

Parties to mull Neasa lock-out

2014-08-06 15:55

A meeting to resolve the lock-out by some employers in the metal sector is scheduled for this week, the National Employers' Association of SA says.

Neasa lock-out continues

2014-08-05 18:17

The National Employers Association of SA says it will continue to lock-out workers who participated in the metal industry strike until its demands are dealt with.

NUM seeks double-digit Eskom wage hike

2014-08-04 19:21

The National Union of Mineworkers has handed over a memorandum to Eskom, demanding a 12% across-the-board salary increase.

Why the schoolkids protested

2014-07-31 15:48

Young black people know that to be economically competitive and to break the cycle of poverty, they need quality education, says Rethabile Mashale.

Neasa not fazed by Numsa, Cosatu threats

2014-07-31 10:52

The National Employers' Association of South Africa says it is not fazed or intimidated by Numsa and Cosatu's threats against its members.

Where's the rational thought?

2014-07-31 07:30

All players should first consider the net result of their actions, says Leopold Scholtz.

Cosatu threatens metal firms in W Cape

2014-07-30 19:01

Companies continuing to lock out workers in the metal industry in the Western Cape will see their companies closed down by Cosatu, says the union.

Unions sign wage deal

2014-07-29 17:14

Unions in the metal and engineering sector, including Numsa and Solidarity, have signed a wage agreement with an employer body.

Jim: Wage offer a victory

2014-07-29 05:00

Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim says the settlement accepted by its nearly 200 000 members is a huge victory given the pittance offered at point of deadlock.

Rand firms after end to metals strike

2014-07-28 18:02

The rand has firmed against the dollar after Numsa said its striking members had accepted a wage offer to end a four-week stoppage in the metals sector.

Numsa's Jim hints at new strike deal move

2014-07-28 10:03

There has been some development in strike negotiations but Numsa won't disclose details until union members have been notified, says leader Irvin Jim.

Poor turn-out for one-day strike in Ghana

2014-07-25 18:30

Trade union leaders in Ghana have failed to mobilise support for a planned nationwide protest against government's "mishandling of the economy".

Ramaphosa hints at strike law reforms

2014-07-24 16:22

South Africa should adjust labour laws so union members have to vote before striking, according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Are workers reaping what they've sowed?

2014-07-24 02:49

A Fin24 user argues the pain and suffering after strikes is a result of one reaping what he sowed. Terry Bell counter argues.

Numsa takes latest pay offer to members

2014-07-23 11:54

Numsa has taken the latest pay offer to its members for approval in a fresh effort to end a three-week strike that has halted output at several car factories.

Solidarity endorses Seifsa wage offer

2014-07-23 07:32

Solidarity says the latest wage offer made by employer body Seifsa is fair, and the union is convinced that its members will welcome it.

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Neasa continues lock-out

2014-08-20 16:58

Some of the National Employers' Association of SA's members are continuing their lock-out of workers who participated in the metal industry strike.

Gautrain strike called off

2014-08-17 14:35

The Bombela Operating Company says agreement has been reached with Utata and a strike has been called off.

Hope for end to clothing wage dispute

2014-08-15 17:28

The wage dispute in the clothing and textile sector could soon be settled, a major step in avoiding a strike by 80 000 workers, says Sactwu.

Strikes cost SA 13 million workdays this year

2014-08-14 12:15

SA has lost over 13 million workdays this year due to industrial action, causing economic role players to be cautious in decision making, warns an economist.

No pay, but told to stay at home

2014-08-14 02:24

A Fin24 user who had no intention of striking wants to know if the no work, no pay rule applies to him if he was told to stay home during the strike.

Is strike action a mandate to extort?

2014-08-08 22:51

A Fin24 user believes that the entrenchment of the rights for workers is a form of monopoly.

Numsa must deal with its impotence - Neasa

2014-08-08 11:14

Numsa is resorting to desperate measures and misinformation to hide its impotence to deal with the lock-out, says Neasa.

Bangladesh police end garment strike

2014-08-07 12:56

Bangladesh police have used water cannons and teargas to disperse hundreds of garment workers staging a hunger-strike.

Union gives clothing employers an ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:46

Clothing and textile union Sactwu has given employers seven days to decide on a wage settlement agreement.

Numsa withdraws application against Neasa

2014-08-05 15:24

Union Numsa has withdrawn its urgent application against employer body Neasa relating to its lock-out in the metal industry.

Vavi: Metal bosses greedy

2014-08-03 09:58
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Employers in the engineering and metals sector who refuse to sign a wage deal are greedy, says Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Operations stable at Sentech

2014-07-31 11:34

Operations have been stable at Sentech following strike action by members of the Communication Workers Union.

Rational thinking

2014-07-31 10:17

All players should first consider the net result of their actions, says Leopold Scholtz.

DA calls for change to strike law

2014-07-30 21:43

The DA says small and medium businesses should be excluded from collective bargaining agreements to which they are not signatories.

Oliphant pleased with metal strike resolution

2014-07-30 09:23

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has congratulated parties in the metals sector for reaching an agreement which ended the four-week strike.

Strikes death penalty for workers: Mantashe

2014-07-29 16:43

Strikes are death penalties for workers, says ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, adding that a solution about lengthy strikes must be found.

Numsa, Solidarity accept wage offer

2014-07-28 19:06

Both the National Union of Metalworkers of SA and Solidarity have accepted a wage offer in the metals and engineering sector.

Numsa accepts Seifsa offer

2014-07-28 17:06

Numsa and Solidarity have accepted the offer of Seifsa of a three-year salary agreement.

Numsa's NEC discusses wage offer

2014-07-27 17:49

The national executive committee of Numsa has consulted its members on the metal sector wage offer, with a final decision to be announced later in the day.

No deal yet as Numsa talks stumble

2014-07-25 10:43

Numsa's regional branches have accepted a government-proposed wage offer, but rejected conditions relating to future pay negotiations, sources say.

Numsa wary of employers' 'unfettered powers'

2014-07-24 14:36

Numsa has expressed fears that an amendment by employers to the new wage offer will result in retrenchments or restructuring in the next three years.

Numsa condemns Seifsa's 'hasty' decision

2014-07-23 12:00

Numsa has bemoaned Seifsa's decision to make public a proposed wage offer without affording the union an opportunity to report back to members.

Seifsa, Neasa condemn strike violence

2014-07-23 08:39

Employer organisations Seifsa and Neasa say that while workers' right to strike has been respected, there is no room for violence in the metal sector strike.

Numsa to take new wage offer to workers

2014-07-22 17:30

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA will be meeting with its members to discuss the government brokered wage deal to end weeks of violent strike action.

Employers accept pay deal for metalworkers

2014-07-22 11:22

The main employer body in South Africa's metals and engineering federation has accepted a government proposal to raise wages by as much as 10%.

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