People who are disappointed with the ANC don't see opposition parties as offering an alternative, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.
The United Auto Workers union began a nationwide strike against General Motors on Monday, with some 46,000 members walking off the job after contract talks hit an impasse.
A strike in Pretoria by municipal bus drivers, which left the CBD gridlocked, has started to dissipate.
Newly appointed SARS Commissioner Edward Kieswetter is hoping to broker a deal with labour unions threatening a total shutdown at the tax collecting agency.
Lonmin says the Labour Court has ruled that the planned secondary strike by workers affiliated to AMCU will be unprotected.
According to a regional branch of NUM, workers at Eskom will strike during election week over the possible sale of shares and planned job cuts at the power utility.
Metrobus in Johannesburg says it has been served with a notice to strike by one of its unions.
Sibanye-Stillwater could be hit by a another strike, with AMCU preparing for a secondary protest action at the firm’s Rustenburg mines.
An agreement has been reached, bringing the 45-day strike by NUM members to an end.
The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has continued its strike over wages at Sibanye-Stillwater into Monday.
Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a three-year wage deal with the National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and UASA.
Workers at MultiChoice call centres across the country will on Friday down tools, in protest over planned job cuts by the pay-TV company.
The Public Servants Association announced on Monday afternoon that it had reached an agreement with the South African Revenue Service to end its strike at the tax authority.
At least 400 police officers are protesting in the Western Cape and a further 120 in KwaZulu-Natal, says Police Minister Bheki Cele.
Loss of income and additional costs directly linked to ongoing industrial action at Dis-Chem have amounted to about R50m to date, the group says.
The Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA has issued a statement in which it criticised the Netcare Group for possible retrenchments.
Comair has confirmed that its negotiations with the National Union of Metalworkers of SA regarding a salary dispute have deadlocked.
Workers across Zimbabwe have downed tools, saying they are incapacitated by skyrocketing costs following a 150% fuel price hike.
The trade union federation is calling for a national shutdown in March to protest rising economic hardships.
Numsa vowed on Thursday to challenge a recent decision by the Labour Court to grant a temporary contempt of court order to prevent violence in the strike in the plastics sector.
While the National Union of Mineworkers claims two of its members have been hospitalised, Gold Fields says the union has been perpetrating violence during the strike, which is costing the company R3m per day.
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