Labour Wrap: Pensions - a trigger for militancy

2018-02-15 06:01

Even workers not renowned for militancy can be stirred into action when their pensions are threatened and this is a lesson all governments would do well to heed, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Within the problems lies the answer

2018-02-01 06:01

The global ascent of authoritarian populism can be traced to the ongoing economic crisis which continues to impoverish the many while enriching the few, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: A threatened erosion of democracy

2018-01-18 06:00

Democratic norms can often be eroded behind a veneer of reforms claimed to be both necessary and progressive, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Women’s oppression and the wearing of orange

2017-11-30 06:01

Women are the greatest sufferers in the “lunatic race to the bottom” the present economic system forces workers to engage in, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: A Black Wednesday call to resist

2017-10-19 06:00

Union discontent at the SABC is about more than government, staff and management at the public broadcaster because its health should concern every citizen, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: The poison of unprincipled unity

2017-10-04 16:36

If SA's fragmented labour movement fails to adapt to realities, there is every likelihood that it will continue to prop up the very system it claims to oppose, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: The future works - and it’s frightening

2017-09-21 06:01

Governments should be made to manage and regulate the way the automated future unfolds - and to do so for a benefit of the majority, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Gigaba's 14-point recipe for conflict

2017-07-20 06:01

The plan announced by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba to “take the country out of recession” will instead exacerbate tensions between government and the unions, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Heading for a slippery slope

2017-07-06 05:00

Journalism's role is to be the eyes and ears of the public at large - an incredibly important one that puts journalism almost on the plane of a vocation, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Public sector set for tough pay talks

2017-06-22 05:00

Unions should highlight the hypocrisy of a government that claims to support job creation while freezing vacancies in the public service, says Terry Bell.


Labour Wrap: Political pitfalls for labour

2018-02-08 06:00

Ill-defined labels such as 'Marxist-Leninist' and 'workers’ party' belong in the political party arena and not among trade unions, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Gloomy outlook, but promising beginnings

2018-01-25 06:01

The World Economic Forum slogan of 2018 - “Creating a shared future in a fractured world - is hypocritical as the very system the WEF supports is the cause of the fractures, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Glimmers of hope in the gloom

2017-12-14 06:01

Civic groups around the country are starting to coalesce and unions are beginning to flex their muscles to ensure that the pension funds of workers are protected, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: When a box of apples signals social tragedy

2017-11-02 06:00

The potential for Cape Town's water crisis was known more than 20 years ago but a generally unaware public underlines the importance of the flow of honest reporting, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Fuel for the fires of discontent?

2017-10-12 06:00

Against the background of disproportionate wealth and widespread corruption, it should be clear why labour’s fight for decent work and a living wage deserves support, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Complex issues in pension fund fears

2017-09-28 15:32

Two vital elements seem to have been ignored in the debate about state pension funds and the government: PIC clients, and how junk status may affect negotiations, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Back to a messier Square One

2017-08-03 06:00

The current relationship between the ANC and its alliance partners seems to parallel the situation that existed 30 and more years ago, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Moving against a poisonous legacy

2017-07-13 07:55

The spatial reality inherited from apartheid lies at the core of the desperation and divisiveness that all too often erupts into understandable violence, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: Feeling the effects of junk status

2017-06-29 09:12

SA's investment status downgrades further compound the woes cause by poor planning, ineptitude and corruption in government, says Terry Bell.

Labour Wrap: How working people were robbed of R60bn

2017-06-15 07:00

Terry Bell maintains that SA has the worst record in the world for sales where houses can be be bought up for as little as R100 and resold days later for perhaps R25 000.

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