From business rescue to court action: Other unions react to Cosatu's plan to cut Eskom's debt

2020-02-11 14:43

Talks to use finance from public and private institutions to cut Eskom's R450bn of debt by around R250bn gathered pace last week in meetings between government, business and labour.

Workers at Shoprite pharmaceutical subsidiary strike for R12 500 wage

2019-09-12 20:14

About 400 workers at Shoprite subsidiary Transpharm are striking in a bid to secure salaries of R12 500.

Metrorail strike: 'Send the SANDF to our train stations'

2019-07-23 07:28

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa employees - or at least some of them - will embark on a one-day strike on Friday.

Business, civil groups to Ramaphosa: Shrinking cabinet is not enough, now ministers must deliver

2019-05-30 21:48

Various organisations have welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet, but they have all stressed that there is a lot of work to be done to turn around the economy.

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.


Metrobus workers plan to strike on Monday

2019-09-14 12:01

About 300 workers at Johannesburg-based Metrobus will be striking on Monday, and it can last indefinitely, says a union official.

SAFTU condemns blackout of local soccer by public broadcaster

2019-08-06 13:57

The SA Federation of Trade Unions has expressed its dismay that local soccer matches were not broadcast on the SABC last weekend.

Saftu calls for arrests after activist gunned down outside his home

2019-07-07 11:40

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) called on police to find those behind the assassination of Bongani Cola, deputy chairperson of the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa).

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".

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