SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Satawu plans to march on privately-owned regional airline Airlink at OR Tambo International Airport to protest against what it claims to be "victimisation".
The SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) says it is not the fault of train drivers that Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) infrastructure is dilapidated and causing delays.
South African Airways has confirmed that it informed staff it would not be able to pay their salaries as scheduled for the month of November.
Transnet on Wednesday got a court interdict to stop a strike at its ports run by trade union Satawu.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union on Friday slammed SA Express acting CEO Siza Mzimela’s reported plans to cut jobs at the airline.
Satawu members on a wildcat strike at bus company Autopax have agreed to go back to work, but might return to striking if they are not happy with a meeting set for Friday.
Their services could be declared "essential".
A new wage offer aimed at ending a lengthy bus drivers’ strike has been made to the union, according to a spokesperson.
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande had been invited by Labour minister Mildred Olifant to mediate after negotiations reached a deadlock.
While the ongoing bus strike may be hurting commuters, they understand the struggles of the striking workers, says Satawu.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has slammed what it claims is the "hands-off approach" of the Department of Public Enterprises regarding state-owned airline SA Express.
Unions told Fin24 on Wednesday that Autopax - the Prasa subsidiary that operates Translux and City to City coach buses - had processed the payment of employee salaries on Wednesday, with the last employees likely to receive their salaries on Thursday.
Confusion reigns regarding who is behind the action, and what the disruptors want.
The Transnet National Ports Authority has warned of upcoming strike action at ports countrywide, which may begin on Wednesday afternoon.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has welcomed a decison to close six taxi ranks operated by two warring taxi associations in Soweto.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union claims it is set to down tools at Denel Aeronautics due to a deadlock in wage negotiations.
The bus strike is not over yet, Numsa general secretary Irvin Jim said late on Friday afternoon.
The South African Federation of Trade Unions has urged its members to picket at depots of all companies involved in the national bus strike as unions and employers meet to break a deadlock.
With the country seven days into the crippling nationwide bus strike, government is expected to intervene in an attempt to break the wage negotiation deadlock.
The national bus strike will enter its sixth day after parties failed to reach a wage agreement during a two-day meeting with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.
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