The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union’s plans to march at the end of the month over continued tensions regarding the public sector wage bill have been roundly criticised as irresponsible and short-sighted, in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
While claims were in full swirl that government told unions that it would renege on a previous agreement for a wage increase in April, Public Service and Administration spokesperson Vukani Mbhele told Fin24 that no such decision has been made.
A R3.9m project to refurbish the primary health care facility at Laetitia Bam Day Hospital in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage has ground to a halt.
The union said it would support calls by its mother federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, for Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan to step aside, saying that the situation at Eskom had not improved under the his watch.
"The SA Communist Party must choose if they want us or if they want Pravin Gordhan." This was the ultimatum Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwayiba gave to SACP second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila at the union's policy conference.
The Office of the Public Protector says the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union has a right to approach the courts for a review of a report on suspended secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union and the Electoral Commission of South Africa have resolved their impasse, averting a potential strike by the commission's officials on election day.
SARS executive for remuneration and benefits Takalani Musekwa told Fin24 that all of the tax body’s services would be back online from Wednesday after the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union accepted the latest wage offer.
A strike by members of Nehawu and the Public Servants Association at the SA Revenue Service entered its second day on Friday - the date on which all outstanding tax is due.
Nehawu says it will be going ahead with a strike at SARS on Thursday, after a meeting at the tax agency failed to break a deadlock.
Trade union federation Cosatu has labelled those concerned about a planned strike by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union at the end of March as disingenuous.
Nehawu is pressing ahead with plans to march on 30 March.
Nuclear Energy Corporation South Africa spokesperson Nikelwa Tengimfene told Fin24 that the corporation would be able to pay its staff salaries on Friday and that it was on track to make the necessary payments for employee benefits thereafter.
Gauteng Department of Health workers affiliated to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union have expressed concern that after a year, nobody has been held responsible for the fatal Bank of Lisbon fire.
Nehawu president Mzwandile Makwayiba has called for the SA Reserve Bank to be nationalised, adding that trade union federation Cosatu must take a strong stand on the issue.
Senior executives from the Public Investment Corporation’s three biggest labour union contributors are set to be appointed to the interim board of the fund manager that’s being investigated over allegations of wrongdoing.
While allegations of the largesse meted out to South African politicians – notably those from the governing party – rocked South Africa over the last few months, the 2018 Register of Members' Interests made for rather boring reading.
The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union has accepted an offer from the South African Revenue Service.
Wage negotiations between SARS and labour unions have deadlocked and it is possible that the planned strike will continue on Thursday, now that three different offers have been rejected, the revenue service said.
SARS says the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union and the Public Servants Association have served it with a 7-day notice to go on strike.
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