ARTICLES RELATING TO STRIKES

Amcu's senseless strike

2014-04-17 07:34

The union may be on a straight course for a steep precipice, says Leopold Scholtz.

Massive China shoe factory strike rolls on

2014-04-15 15:30

Thousands of workers at a giant Chinese shoe factory has shrugged off an offer for improved social benefits, prolonging one of the largest strikes in China.

Strike brings Greece to a standstill

2014-04-09 14:31

Greece's two largest public and private sector unions have started a 24-hour walkout to protest against austerity measures that foresee thousands of layoffs.

IEC employees barred from striking

2014-04-08 05:30

Employees of the Electoral Commission of SA cannot go on strike, the organisation says.

Gautrain bus strike comes to an end

2014-04-04 11:26

Drivers operating feeder buses to the Gautrain have agreed to go back to work, a few hours after going on an unprotected strike, Gautrain operating company Bombela says.

Hundreds gather for Amcu protest

2014-04-03 12:46

Hundreds of members of labour union Amcu wearing green shirts have descended on Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for a protest.

Illegal strike at Limpopo hospital

2014-04-03 10:31

The Limpopo health department is scheduled to meet Mecklenburg Hospital managers and staff in a bid to resolve an illegal strike at the hospital.

Non-striking miners attacked

2014-04-02 19:32

A non-striking mineworker has been attacked at his home and another had his car set alight in villages near Rustenburg, North West.

Lufthansa pilots embark on strike

2014-04-02 09:59

Lufthansa pilots have started a walkout over early retirement that has led to 3 800 cancelled flights, in what could become one of the airline's biggest strikes.

Rea Vaya bus driver attacked

2014-04-01 13:11

A Rea Vaya bus driver has been attacked in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Amazon workers in Germany go on strike

2014-03-31 19:33

Hundreds of workers at Amazon in Germany have gone on strike again, the first stoppage this year in a pay dispute that has dragged on for months.

Rea Vaya strike to go ahead

2014-03-31 08:08

The City of Johannesburg says a last minute effort to halt the Rea Vaya bus drivers' strike has failed, and passengers are advised to look for alternative transport.

Inside Labour: The art of conciliation

2014-03-21 13:03

The CCMA is working behind the scenes to end the platinum strike, says Terry Bell.

Cops out in force for Amcu march

2014-03-06 11:18

A large police contingent has been deployed to monitor the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union march in Pretoria.

Unpaid Thai farmers call off protest

2014-02-21 19:00

Thai farmers, angry at not being paid under a rice subsidy scheme, have called off a protest tractor drive to Bangkok's main airport.

Understanding violent protests

2014-02-18 08:19

I cannot justify violent protests within the parameters of civil society but I can understand why these men and women do what they do, says Khwezi Kondile.

Union postpones London tube strike

2014-02-11 14:46

One of the two unions involved in a planned protest on London's underground rail network has suspended its 48-hour walkout.

PTA taxi protesters make fun of Zuma

2014-02-03 12:52
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Hundreds of taxi operators have carried placards insulting President Jacob Zuma at a march against e-tolls in Pretoria.

Striking North West miners target motorists

2014-01-31 13:03

North West police have urged motorists to be alert for striking miners pelting stones at vehicles when they travelled in the Rustenburg platinum belt.

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Striking mineworkers from labour union Amcu were protesting peacefully at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana, AMCU president, Joseph Mathunjwa says.

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Disgruntled mineworkers are marching to Wonderkop stadium on the first day of a wage strike on platinum mines in the North West. See all the pictures here.

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Amazon's workers in Germany go on strike

2013-12-16 16:35

At the start of the peak period for Christmas sales, hundreds of Amazon's workers in Germany have gone on strike over a continued dispute over pay.

Implats wage talks to resume next year

2013-12-12 15:04

Impala Platinum says pay negotiations with union Amcu remain deadlocked after the two sides' latest meeting, and talks are to resume in 2014

Miners stage sit-in at Dishaba mine

2013-11-10 15:27

About 2 300 mineworkers have staged an underground sit-in at the Dishaba mine, refusing to leave until a fired union leader is re-instated.

 

North West shooting linked to Amcu strike

2014-04-16 22:13

Two men have been shot dead and another wounded near the Bleskop hostel, outside Rustenburg.

KZN pathology strike ends

2014-04-10 19:26

KwaZulu-Natal's pathology forensic workers aligned to the Public Allied Workers Union of SA on Thursday gave called off their strike.

Lufthansa to hold new talks with pilots' union

2014-04-08 14:53

German airline Lufthansa is to meet with its pilots' union to discuss demands for an early retirement scheme and higher pay, but has not revised its offer.

Mining community hungry, living in fear

2014-04-04 15:46
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People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are hungry and living in fear.

Gautrain bus drivers on wildcat strike

2014-04-04 08:13

Bus drivers operating feeder buses to the Gautrain have embarked on an unprotected strike in Johannesburg, Gautrain operating company Bombela says.

MyCiti bus strike over

2014-04-03 19:03

A strike by MyCiTi bus drivers which disrupted several routes in Cape Town this week is over.

Lonmin workers want to return to work - CEO

2014-04-03 11:47
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A survey by Lonmin, which has declared force majeure with some suppliers, shows that "most" of its striking workers want to return to work, says CEO Ben Magara.

Traffic diverted for Amcu protest

2014-04-03 08:23

Traffic will be diverted at the southern entrance of Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for a protest by the Amcu members, according to Johannesburg metro police.

MyCiTi bus drivers strike in Cape Town

2014-04-02 10:46

An unprotected strike by several MyCiTi bus drivers has disrupted a number of routes in Cape Town, according to a city official.

Man held for Rea Vaya bus driver attack

2014-04-01 19:28

A man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a bus driver who was reporting for work in Soweto.

Meeting set in bid to resolve bus strike

2014-04-01 09:07

A meeting between Rea Vaya bus operators and the SA Municipal Workers Union has been scheduled in a bid to resolve a bus strike, operator Piotrans says.

Rea Vaya commuters left stranded

2014-03-31 16:46

Commuters have been advised to find alternative transport because of the Rea Vaya bus drivers' strike.

Amcu march disrupts traffic

2014-03-27 13:13

Lunch time traffic came to a standstill on Jan Smuts Avenue in Johannesburg as hundreds of Amcu-affiliated mineworkers marched to the Impala Platinum head office in Sandton.

Greek civil servants strike over layoffs

2014-03-12 10:07

Greece's civil servants have begun a 24-hour nationwide walkout to protest against austerity measures that foresee thousands of layoffs.

Arrests following attack on miner welcomed

2014-02-26 11:31

The North West provincial government has welcomed the arrests of two men linked to the attempted murder of an Amplats miner, saying there is no place for "bullies" or violence in the Amcu strike.

Workplace democracy in SA will curb strikes

2014-02-21 13:55

The strike problem in the country can be solved by bringing more democracy into the workplace, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce.

Unions call off London Tube strike

2014-02-11 16:45

Trade unions have called off a planned strike on the London Underground train network just hours before it was due to start.

North West police clash with Amcu strikers

2014-02-04 14:59

Police have used rubber bullets and stun grenades to control a large group of striking miners carrying traditional weapons, North West police say.

Taxi march leaves scores stranded

2014-02-03 11:10

Residents of Atteridgeville in Pretoria have been left stranded as taxi operators went on strike over government’s failure to issue operating licences to taxi drivers.

Tshwane accounts delayed by postal strike

2014-01-29 21:12

The posting of municipal accounts in Tshwane will be delayed as some postal service workers are on an illegal strike.

My life is in danger - Amcu member

2014-01-23 10:48

An Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union member in Rustenburg has gone into hiding, fearing for his life after being labelled a traitor by its leader.

Striking mineworkers gather in Marikana

2014-01-23 10:04

Disgruntled mineworkers are converging at the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana ahead of a strike on the platinum mines in the North West by labour union Amcu.

Strike costs Northam R500m

2013-12-13 11:13

Northam Platinum expects to lose R500m this year to a strike by more than 7 000 employees, which has cost miners R74m in lost wages to date.

Strikes and the rand

2013-12-05 07:11

Unions help drive the rand down and inhibit growth, says Leopold Scholtz.

Strikers, learn from this

2013-10-31 07:32

Dutch unions can teach their SA counterparts a thing or two, says Leopold Scholtz.

 
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