ARTICLES RELATING TO STRIKES

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%.

Union to court over illegal lockout

2014-07-22 05:00

Trade union Solidarity has launched an urgent application against an engineering company for unlawfully locking its non-striking members out of their workplace.

Labour department moots metals strike settlement

2014-07-21 15:39

The department of labour has made a proposal to end the wage strike in the metal sector, says union Numsa.

'Spotters' ratting out workers, firms

2014-07-21 13:27

A small business owner says that the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has informants who tip off strikers of factories that are operational.

Metals strike: 'Epic crisis on way'

2014-07-21 12:11

The mayhem caused by Numsa strikers will lead to a catastrophe of epic proportions, says a small business owner.

Amplats to sell strike-hit mines

2014-07-21 09:33

World No 1 platinum producer Anglo American Platinum plans to sell its Union mine, a widely expected move after it was hit by a five-month strike.

Anglo to shed mines, cut 20 000 jobs - report

2014-07-21 07:54
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Anglo American is set to unveil its plan to dispose of its oldest South African platinum mines, a move that would reduce the global miner's staff count by 20 000.

Metalworkers submit revised wage demand - union

2014-07-20 16:25

Labour unions representing metalworkers have submitted a lower wage demand to try to end the walkout battering SA, says a union representative.

Numsa strike sends SME business to China

2014-07-18 21:01
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The Numsa strike is forcing a small business owner to close his metal working operations and import complete products from China.

Warning of job cuts over Numsa strike

2014-07-18 15:39

A Fin24 user says he is being forced to restructure his company to keep it from shutting down as a result of Numsa's wage strike.

Oliphant disregards SMME job losses - Neasa

2014-07-18 13:44

By only engaging with Seifsa and Numsa during the metal strike, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant shows no regard for the interests of SMMEs, says Neasa.

Widespread strike mayhem

2014-07-18 12:00

Fin24 has been inundated with images sent in by small business owners whose premises have been vandalised by alleged Numsa strikers. See all the pictures.

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A Fin24 user, whose company was invaded while the police were allegedly just standing by, says he is being forced to restructure his company in order to keep it from shutting down because of Numsa's strike.

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NUM lauds Royal Bafokeng settlement

2014-07-18 10:59

The three-year wage settlement the National Union of Mineworkers signed with Royal Bafokeng Platinum represents a genuine victory for mineworkers, says NUM.

 

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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Numsa workers downed tools on July 1, following a five month strike in the platinum sector. Political economist Daniel Silke joined us in studio to speak about the economic and political implications of the strike. Watch.

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Talks resume to end metalworker strike

2014-07-22 10:16

Unions are set to hear a response from the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA on a wage proposal that could end an almost four-week strike.

Union: Numsa should restrategise strike

2014-07-21 16:54

Numsa should restrategise a better action plan with community stakeholders if it does not get a settlement soon, a union independent of Cosatu says.

Neasa rejects strike settlement proposal

2014-07-21 13:32

A deal cannot be made just for the sake of ending the metal strike as long-term consequences also need to be considered, says employer body Neasa.

Wage loss is immeasurable, says worker

2014-07-21 12:36

A Fin24 user says the loss of his wages because of the violent strike in the metal and engineering industry is painful.

NUM opposes Amplats mines sale

2014-07-21 10:55

The National Union of Mineworkers says plans by Anglo American Platinum to sell some of its mines will result in job losses, which is punishment for poor workers.

Fresh hope to end metalworkers strike

2014-07-21 09:20

A strike entering its fourth week could be over by tomorrow if employers accept a new deal submitted by labour unions representing striking metalworkers.

When will the Numsa strike end?

2014-07-21 05:00

Workers not affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA are being forced to stay away from work as a wage strike spirals out of control.

Numsa defies interdict

2014-07-20 14:45

Despite having an interdict against Numsa members, a business in the plastics sector has been forced to shut down.

Workers fear as Numsa strike continues

2014-07-18 15:45

A business owner, whose factory in Sebenza Edenvale was vandalised, says he plans to close shop and emigrate when Numsa's strike eventually ends.

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This video clip was sent to Fin24 by a business owner, whose factory in Sebenza Edenvale was vandalised. He plans to close shop and emigrate when Numsa's strike eventually ends.

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Strike diary: Three weeks of living hell

2014-07-18 12:47

A co-owner of a small family-owned business in the Vaal Triangle shares her story about the impact of the wage strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

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The owners of small businesses who suffered extensive damage at the hands of alleged Numsa strikers are considering class action against the union.

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This video clip sent to Fin24 shows a group of workers wearing Numsa t-shirts intimidating workers and owners of a small factory in the Vaal Triangle.

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