Vavi believes he could have been killed by robbers

2019-05-12 18:26

Unionist Vavi nearly walked into a robbery and died

INSIDE LABOUR: Austerity and the lack of real alternatives

2019-02-22 06:30

What was missing in the run-up to the 2019 Budget was what had become, in previous years, regular and often well-constructed "People’s Budget" contributions from unions and non-governmental groups, says Terry Bell.

Numsa, Saftu hold mass march ahead of national shutdown

2018-12-20 21:33

Saftu is supporting unions in preparation for a national shutdown in March next year, as well as a radical workers party which will contest power at the elections.

Grassroots mobilisation: Saftu considers organising in cannabis sector, following ConCourt ruling

2018-11-27 20:15

The South African Federation of Trade Unions says it is considering organising workers in the cannabis sector, following the Constitutional Court judgment decriminalising the private use of marijuana.

Police fire rubber bullets to disperse striking Dis-Chem workers

2018-11-16 15:50

Gauteng police have used rubber bullets to disperse about 2 000 workers belonging to the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers, who were protesting outside Dis-Chem's offices in Midrand.

#JobsSummit: 'We don't have all the answers, but it's a process'

2018-10-04 16:57

Business, labour, government and the community sector have been working for three months under the auspices of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in preparation for the Jobs Summit, in a bid to tackle the current unemployment rate of 27.2%.

Vavi rejects allegations following report on new sexual harassment claims

2018-09-28 12:21

The South African Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has strongly rejected allegations that he is involved in another sexual misconduct scandal as "completely baseless".

Saftu’s coming to the party

2018-09-16 10:10

The incumbent labour constituency at Nedlac managed to block new union federation Saftu from joining the body last year – but the excuse it used will fall away in April.

The numbers will tell the truth

2018-07-22 08:57

By the end of today there may be a fairly clear indication of how much popular power Cosatu may have lost in recent years, writes Terry Bell.

Saftu's Vavi: Renewable energy needed, but not at expense of jobs

2018-06-02 22:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has condemned the privatisation of energy generation to "capitalist companies" and has expressed its support for a call for social ownership of the renewable energy project.

 

Numsa launches political party 'which puts the rights of workers first'

2019-04-04 17:34

The first workers' party in South Africa has officially been launched and it hopes to garner the working class's votes and bag some seats in Parliament.

Everything you need to know about the national minimum wage

2019-01-01 08:53

The long-awaited national minimum wage comes into effect on January 1. Here's what you need to know.

Saftu planning two-day national shutdown in March

2018-12-13 19:11

The trade union federation is calling for a national shutdown in March to protest rising economic hardships.

Saftu calls for quick conclusion to PIC probes after Matjila's resignation

2018-11-24 13:59

The PIC released a statement in which it announced that it accepted Matjila’s resignation. Allegations of kickbacks at Matjila’s associates and governance transgressions have prompted National Treasury to initiate an investigation into the corporation.

SABC urged to act swiftly against perpetrators of sexual harassment

2018-11-06 22:09

Saftu has urged the SABC to implement the recommendations of a commission of inquiry into sexual harassment allegations at the corporation without delay.

Vavi 'sexual advances' allegation settled as a 'misunderstanding' - Saftu

2018-09-29 09:05

A sex allegation which a Numsa member levelled against SA Federation of Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi, has been settled as a misunderstanding, according to the federation.

Top Africa stories: Kenya nurses on infants' deaths, eSwatini

2018-09-21 07:19

Nurses in Kenya have reportedly denied any wrongdoing after bodies of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in boxes, and Police in eSwatini have come under fire after they used batons and stun grenades to disperse protesting workers in Manzini.

INSIDE LABOUR: After Marikana, what really changed?

2018-08-17 06:15

Billions still lie in budget allocations but millions are returned unspent, while more seems to be lost to corruption - so it's time to prioritise job retention before the voters walk away, says Terry Bell.

Illicit tobacco trade a threat to jobs – union

2018-07-11 06:51

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union has warned that illicit trade is a threat to jobs in the tobacco industry.

Unions pitted against each other on National Minimum Wage Bill

2018-05-30 18:39

While Fedusa and Cosatu have welcomed the passing of the National Minimum Wage Bill, Saftu has vowed to continue fighting what it calls “poverty” wages.

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