Construction halted as Medupi workers strike

2015-04-09 13:01

Construction has been halted again at Eskom’s Medupi power station as remaining construction workers joined the dismissed group belonging to Numsa.

Thatcher's secret weapon in miners' strike shuts

2015-04-01 15:00

Littlebrook power station, which towers grimly over the lower Thames near Dartford in Kent, ceases operations today after almost 35 years.

Crucial round of German pay talks under way

2015-03-30 10:15

A fourth and concluding round of German public-sector pay negotiations have gotten under way in the town of near Berlin, with both sides willing to compromise.

Numsa: Workers locked out of Medupi site

2015-03-26 09:27

Workers at Eskom's Medupi power plant have been locked out of the construction site after a one-day strike, says a Numsa official.

Lufthansa cancels flights as strike continues

2015-03-19 20:30

Lufthansa pilots this week have announced a third consecutive day of strikes, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations and ramping up pressure on management.

Lufthansa halts 750 flights as pilots strike

2015-03-18 17:52

Lufthansa has cancelled 750 flights due to a strike by pilots affecting thousands of passengers in a long-running dispute over early retirement benefits.

Post Office workers embark on industrial action

2015-03-05 11:50

The South African Post Office has announced that Communication Workers Union members have embarked on industrial action.

US union rejects contract offer from oil firms

2015-02-20 11:15

Union negotiators have rejected the latest contract offer from oil companies, saying the largest US refinery strike since 1980 may spread to more plants.

‘Pay us our R400m or pupils won’t get to school’

2015-02-16 16:17

Mpumalanga scholar transport operators are threatening to strike if the government does not pay them the R400m they say they it owes them.

Striking bus drivers dismissed for misconduct

2015-02-16 07:34

Striking Rea Vaya bus drivers have been dismissed following a disciplinary hearing, operating company Piotrans says.


Medupi lock-out a declaration of war – Numsa

2015-04-08 12:36

Union Numsa says it will soon decide whether to strike at Medupi power station, with a warning that Eskom’s lock-out of workers is a declaration of war.

Transport strike brings Argentina to a standstill

2015-04-01 09:15

A transport strike to demand an increase in the income tax floor has brought major portions of Argentina to a standstill.

German public sector ups pressure with strikes

2015-03-26 14:30

German public sector workers have increased pressure on the government ahead of pay negotiations at the weekend by staging another round of strikes.

Northam workers picket at Zondereinde mine

2015-03-23 08:47

Northam Platinum says a group of mineworkers are protesting outside its flagship Zondereinde mine but denies media reports that it has shut operations there.

German unions call for public sector strikes

2015-03-18 20:30

German union leaders have called on state workers in schools, hospitals and fire stations to stage more short warning strikes next week after wage talks failed.

German pilots' union to strike at Lufthansa

2015-03-17 18:45

German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit says it would take strike action against Lufthansa, targeting the airline's short- and medium-haul flights.

No agreement in US refinery strike talks

2015-02-22 13:08

Lead US oil company negotiator Shell says face-to-face negotiations with the United Steelworkers union failed to yield an agreement to end a 20-day refinery strike.

Violent protests reach all-time high in 2014

2015-02-20 08:17

Both the number of civic protests and the prevalence of violence increased in 2014, with violent protests at a record high, according to a report.

Rea Vaya service suspended

2015-02-16 07:59

The Rea Vaya bus service in Johannesburg has been suspended until the service has enough drivers to operate it, says operating company Piotrans.

Agency hired striking staff to break strike, court hears

2015-02-11 20:43

Striking provincial government nurses have been hired by a personnel agency and supplied to the KwaZulu-Natal health department to keep hospitals operating, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

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