ARTICLES RELATING TO LABOUR UNREST

Ryanair labour unrest intensifies with strikes

2018-07-05 15:31

Ryanair flight attendants in four European countries say they plan to follow pilots in staging walkouts over the coming weeks.

SA strike shuts manufacturing plants, disrupts transport

2018-04-25 16:17

A strike by unions to demand an increase to the proposed national minimum wage has shut down vehicle manufacturing plants and disrupted public transportation.

Coal truckers demand slowdown in govt IPP programme

2017-03-01 11:11

The government has to own up to the unintended consequences of the renewable IPP programme, say coal-truck drivers who brought the traffic to a halt over a contract feud.

Lufthansa CEO: Company must defeat pilot strike to survive

2016-11-24 13:32

Deutsche Lufthansa's CEO says Europe’s third-largest airline must hold its nerve and face down striking pilots if it’s to deliver meaningful savings and survive.

Cosatu hits out at Pityana, Basson and e-tolls in peaceful protests

2016-10-07 07:30

Cosatu has lashed out at business leaders Sipho Pityana and Whitey Basson and called for the immediate scrapping of e-tolls.

Eskom strike averted after marathon talks

2016-08-12 08:13

The deadlock in the Eskom wage negotiations has been broken following a 14-hour marathon wage negotiation process, averting a potentially costly strike for the economy.

CCMA steps in to defuse Eskom wage dispute

2016-08-10 13:49

The CCMA will take over negotiations between unions and Eskom regarding a wage dispute.

Petrol strike: Refineries operational but pumps running dry

2016-08-01 14:24

While production at SA's oil refineries have continued despite an indefinite strike, motorists are battling to find petrol at some filling stations around the country.

Petrol pump chaos dampens 99c fuel price relief

2016-08-01 12:04

South Africans eager to pay just under R1 less for petrol on Wednesday might find they are unable to buy any petrol at all due to an industry-related strike.

Petrol pumps could run dry in 3 days, warns union

2016-07-28 14:28

At least 20 000 South African petroleum industry workers have downed tools, with the union warning that pumps at filling stations could run dry in about three days.

 

Eskom to reopen negotiations with striking workers, as it warns of constrained supply

2018-06-14 10:19

With unions threatening to switch off "all the lights in the country" if a wage freeze remains in place, Eskom has committed to reopening deadlocked negotiations.

Embattled Prasa faces crippling strike

2017-03-15 15:46

South Africa's rail passenger transport service risks coming to an abrupt halt over demands for a double-digit salary increase, a union federation warns.

Tensions rise as strike hits world's top copper mine

2017-02-13 17:01

BHP Billiton has said it will take legal action after a group of about 300 people entered the Escondida mine during a strike and forced some contractors to abandon the site.

Lufthansa cancels about 900 flights amid pilot strike

2016-11-23 10:00

Deutsche Lufthansa has cancelled at least 876 flights, disrupting travel for about 100 000 people, due to a strike by pilots that is set to continue.

Not all unions on board with Eskom wage deal

2016-08-12 10:36

Eskom has reached a two-year wage agreement with two of the three unions it recognises, ending what it deems to have been an illegal strike action.

SA strike season warming up

2016-08-11 16:02

With Eskom's interdict to ward off a strike, the ongoing fuel strike, the Icasa strike in its 6th week and a looming strike at MTN, industrial action is getting into gear.

Petrol strike: Engen activates contingency plans

2016-08-01 20:07

Engen says it has put measures in place to ease the impact of a fuel strike after motorists wanting to fill up their tanks were turned away from service stations.

Gauteng garages run dry as intimidation shuts down Pretoria depot

2016-08-01 12:35

Intimidation by striking union members at a major petrol hub in Pretoria has brought the depot to a standstill, which has resulted in petrol stations running dry in Gauteng.

Pharma workers launch pay strike, Adcock says not hit

2016-07-29 11:27

Pharmaceutical workers launched an indefinite wage strike, likely affecting production and distribution depots, but Adcock Ingram has not been affected.

Du Plessis: Labour mustn’t trash economy – just stick to plan we all agreed

2016-07-19 20:09

This year’s strike season will be a make-or-break situation, and there is a huge onus on Amcu, Numsa and all involved in wage talks to let collective bargaining prevail.

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