ARTICLES RELATING TO STRIKES

Lufthansa pilots to embark on eighth strike

2014-10-20 09:16

Lufthansa has cancelled flights after a pilots union called for a strike, adding to travellers' misery after millions were stranded by a train drivers' stoppage.

Tullow says talks resolve industrial action

2014-10-12 17:30

Tullow Oil says talks to resolve "limited industrial action" in north Kenya have been successfully concluded and the staff affected are returning to work.

Europe transport strike woes grow

2014-10-07 13:10

Workers on London's underground train system will be adding to Europe's transport strike troubles when they down tools over plans to close ticket outlets and cut jobs.

Final nail in the coffin

2014-10-03 14:58

SA can ill afford yet another crippling wage strike, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Nehawu to march for better health service

2014-10-01 18:05

Trade union Nehawu will march for improved service delivery and better working conditions in the health sector, it says.

Sapo moves to end strike as businesses suffer

2014-09-30 20:24

With the ongoing post office strike impacting business enterprises nationwide, Sapo has given the assurance that progress has been made towards a resolution.

Lufthansa pilots begin walkout

2014-09-30 11:33

Lufthansa pilots have walked off the job for the fifth time this year over retirement benefits.

Air France faces more strikes

2014-09-28 13:15

Talks between Air France and its pilots have reached an impasse after a union request for a mediator was rejected by airline management and the French government.

Cape municipal workers to strike again

2014-09-25 12:11

Cape Town municipal workers plan to resume a strike next month, claiming managers have ignored their grievances, says Samwu regional chair Jonathan Krakri.

Unions reject Air France plan

2014-09-22 17:26

Unions representing striking French pilots have rejected Air France-KLM's move to delay the roll-out of its low-cost operations and vowed to stay on strike.

SA Post Office working to end strike

2014-09-19 19:01
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A nine-month strike by SA Post Office staff has taken its toll on many users of the service, after the organisation decided to change working conditions.

Nigeria oil strike still on

2014-09-18 11:47

Nigerian oil unions have continued a strike they say could affect exports if no agreement is reached with the government.

Sort out the strike at TUT

2014-09-17 06:55

When the negotiations between the TUT management and the SRC commences, who will the students listen to? asks Mandla Mbekwa.

Platinum strike still affects economy - Sarb

2014-09-09 13:09

The repercussions of the five-month-long platinum strike are still affecting the country's economy, says the SA Reserve Bank.

Neasa lock-out is legal – court

2014-09-08 14:05

The National Employers' Association of SA will continue with its lock-out after an application by Numsa seeking to declare it illegal has been rejected.

Medunsa students back in class

2014-09-03 16:47

Students at the Medical University of SA (Medunsa) in Ga-Rankuwa are back in class following weeks of striking, the university says.

Germanwings pilots strike

2014-08-29 17:00

Pilots at Lufthansa's budget carrier Germanwings have staged a six-hour strike disrupting travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays.

SANDF acted unfairly - SCA

2014-08-28 17:25

The SANDF did not act fairly in taking disciplinary action against soldiers who took part in an illegal march, the Supreme Court of Appeal has held.

Implats reviewing options to restore profits

2014-08-28 09:54

Impala Platinum has posted a drop in earnings after most of its SA operations had been hit by a wage strike and it is reviewing options to restore profits.

No strike is illegal statement challenged

2014-08-22 18:22

A Fin24 user challenges Terry Bell on his statement: "There is nothing like an illegal strike".

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.

 

Lufthansa pilots to ground planes

2014-10-19 18:43

German pilots' union has called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 and Being 737 planes over retirement benefits.

Ramatlhodi: Platinum strike wake-up call for all

2014-10-08 11:15

The cost of the prolonged platinum strike to the mining industry and the economy was beyond words, says Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

Final nail in the coffin

2014-10-03 15:00

SA can ill afford yet another crippling wage strike, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Unions demand 15% pay hike from government

2014-10-03 11:57

South Africa's main public service unions, which collectively represent around 1.3 million workers, are demanding a 15% salary hike from government.

Nehawu demands 15% pay hike

2014-10-01 12:48

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union says it wants a 15% across-the-board wage increase and will begin protest marches this week. s' wasted R35bn shocking - Nxesi

Strike-hit post office R90m more in the red

2014-09-30 17:00

The overdraft on the strike-hit SA Post Office’s current account has jumped by R90m since June, says Telecommunications and Postal Services minister Siyabonga Cwele.

Air France pilots decide to end strike

2014-09-28 15:00

Air France pilots have decided to end to a two-week strike that crippled the French airline, a union official says.

Lufthansa pilots to resume strike

2014-09-25 12:15

The German pilots' union says it is planning further industrial action at Lufthansa after talks over an early retirement scheme once again broke down.

Air France strike crisis deepens

2014-09-23 09:45

A bitter Air France labour dispute has deepened as management pledged to press ahead with its low-cost airline ambitions.

Air France offers to postpone low-cost project

2014-09-22 13:00

Air France-KLM has offered to postpone roll-out of its European low-cost operation until the end of the year in a bid to end a week-long pilots' strike.

Strike fallout impacts white collar workers too

2014-09-18 14:51

The prolonged platinum mining strikes may also have set a new precedent, with many white collar employees now demanding salary increases, says a business owner.

Air France pilots strike enters fourth day

2014-09-18 11:15

A pilots' strike at Air France has stretched into its fourth day, with the two sides still at odds in a dispute over cost cuts.

Lufthansa pilots to strike again

2014-09-15 18:25

Pilots at Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa are set to go on strike for the fourth time in three weeks over changes to early retirement rules, a union says.

Rand slumps on widening current account gap

2014-09-09 12:12

The rand has fallen to a six-month low of R10.89/$ on the news that the current account widened more than expected as strikes hit exports.

German rail union calls nationwide strike

2014-09-05 18:45

The German rail workers' union GDL says train drivers would hold another token strike nationwide to back their demands for higher wages and a shorter work week.

PMI up, shows post-strike recovery

2014-09-03 10:20

The HSBC Purchasing Managers' Index has risen to 51.1 in August from 46.4 in July, snapping a four-month contraction after the resolution of a protracted strike.

Lufthansa pilots embark on strike

2014-08-29 11:00

Pilots at Lufthansa's Germanwings have started a six-hour strike, disrupting the travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays.

Lufthansa pilots to strike again

2014-08-28 16:45

Lufthansa says talks with pilots over an early retirement scheme have ended without an agreement, leading to a strike that will affect thousands of travellers.

Medunsa students in court following strike

2014-08-25 15:22

Five Medunsa students have appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court, following a strike at the university.

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.

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