SA’s political crisis is also a labour issue

2017-04-16 06:00

Over the past two weeks, there has been a sudden drop in the number of stories about labour issues.

Inside Labour: Save jobs but also improve quality of life

2017-03-31 05:02

Investment decisions should be based on a plan to eradicate the negative effects of dangerous products while creating jobs and improving workers' lives, says Patrick Craven.

Labour view: Wage deal is a sellout to poverty

2017-02-19 08:17

When labour federation Cosatu delayed signing the R20-an-hour minimum wage agreement, an editorial in a local newspaper said: “There was something ironic about this week’s signing by all the social partners – except Cosatu.

Labour View: Blaming ‘illegal’ workers is hypocritical

2017-02-05 06:01

The media is applying double standards with its use of the word ‘illegal’ to describe immigrants, construction workers and mine workers, explains Patrick Craven.

Labour View: Scandal of the working poor

2017-01-22 05:59

The latest World Employment and Social Outlook report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), featured in last week’s City Press, predicts that global unemployment is going to grow over the next two years to 5.8%.

Numsa to picket at Eskom offices for 'better living wage'

2016-07-18 11:06

Numsa members at Eskom plan to picket outside the power utility's head office to demand a 'substantial' wage hike as well as a housing allowance increase.

Top ten user views on the news

2015-04-02 17:50

It's been a rough week for embattled Eskom and degenerating labour federation Cosatu. We've compiled a selection of the top ten user comments.

Cosatu vows action on Eskom tariff hike

2015-03-23 14:52

Cosatu has vowed to take Eskom on over its plan for a further electricity tariff hike on top of the 12.69% for direct customers that will kick in on April 1.

Cosatu disappointed at e-toll review outcome

2015-01-16 09:55

Cosatu says it is disappointed that the e-toll review panel has not called for the system to be scrapped, and will continue to argue strongly for this to happen.

Numsa expulsion huge setback - Sanco

2014-11-08 22:34

Numsa’s expulsion from trade union federation Cosatu is a “huge” set back, the SA National Civic Organisation says.


Inside Labour: Zuma crisis exposes differing responses from unions

2017-04-13 05:00

SA's political crisis is as much a labour issue as union affairs, as workers will be worse off if the economy slides into recession on the junk downgrade, says Patrick Craven.

Inside Labour: New federation must fight to stop new age of barbarism

2017-03-16 16:11

If workers cannot turn the tide and fight back against their appalling conditions of life, we shall slide into a new age of barbarism, warns Patrick Craven.

Inside Labour: Living wages versus poverty wages

2017-02-17 05:01

The demand for a living minimum wage is not a plea for charity but for workers to get back a bigger share of the wealth their labour creates, says Patrick Craven.

Inside Labour: Let’s stop blaming “Illegal” workers

2017-02-03 05:01

Instead of demonising so-called illegal workers, unions should organise them and fight for their rights under the constitution and labour laws, says Patrick Craven.

Inside Labour: The scandal of the working poor

2017-01-20 05:01

It is time to revive the campaign for a basic income grant to ensure that no South African, with or without a job, is condemned to a lifetime of poverty, says Patrick Craven.

Cosatu has been stolen by the state – Vavi unions

2015-07-23 13:09

Zwelinzima Vavi's group has slammed a "rigged" congress, said Cosatu was "dead" and announced plans to hold a Workers Summit to rebuild the workers' movement.

Craven quits Cosatu following Vavi's expulsion

2015-04-01 15:00

Long-time Congress of SA Trade Unions national spokesperson Patrick Craven has resigned following the expulsion of general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Samwu not boycotting Cosatu

2015-03-03 20:00

Samwu says it is not one of the unions boycotting the Congress of SA Trade Unions' (Cosatu) central executive committee meeting.

Cosatu to lose millions over Numsa split

2014-11-12 07:00

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will lose more than R1m a month in affiliation fees after its central executive committee decided to expel Numsa.

Cosatu 'will degenerate' without Numsa

2014-11-08 12:31

The expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA from Cosatu will see the labour federation degenerate, the Democratic Left Front says.

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