ARTICLES RELATING TO TRADE UNIONS

Explainer: Why unions have mixed feelings on secret ballot votes for strikes

2019-09-15 07:05

The Department of Labour has said a strike without a secret ballot vote is illegal.

Union wants government pension fund to sell Eskom bonds

2019-06-02 12:00

The Government Employees Pension Fund, managed by the PIC, holds R54.8bn of Eskom bonds, or 16.8% of all the debt outstanding, more than five times the next-biggest holder.

Unions pick board members for Public Investment Corporation

2019-05-30 19:32

Senior executives from the Public Investment Corporation’s three biggest labour union contributors are set to be appointed to the interim board of the fund manager that’s being investigated over allegations of wrongdoing.

Workers’ Day: This industry is not what it used to be, says clothing worker

2019-05-02 22:36

Fadwah Rinquest has been sewing cuffs on shirts for about 10 years. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.

Insolvent SAMWU may approach law enforcement agencies to recover funds

2019-04-10 16:09

The newly elected executive of the South African Municipal Workers Union has been given 90 days to investigate the cause of the union's insolvency and provide recommendations.

National Assembly adopts bill to improve transparency and governance at PIC

2019-02-26 17:28

The National Assembly approved the Public Investment Corporation Amendment Bill, which seeks to strengthen governance and improve transparency at the investment manager.

Gordhan commits to giving Eskom workers increases - Cosatu

2018-06-13 21:24

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has committed to ensure Eskom does not go back to the negotiating table with the same offer of a 0% wage increase, says trade federation Cosatu.

OPINION: Too much murk in dealings by the PIC

2018-05-27 09:46

Are Cosatu-affiliated trade union investment companies, under the umbrella of Cosatu Investments, in line to be helped by the Public Investment Corporation to a R15 billion debt-funded share deal, asks Terry Bell?

Largest public sector trade union moves to interdict PIC

2017-11-03 18:04

The PSA, SA's largest public sector trade union, is seeking legal advice to interdict the annual general meeting of the government-owned Public Investment Corporation.

Unions vow to resist bailing out 'bankrupt' state-owned firms

2017-10-17 21:30

Trade union federations have unanimously said they will resist attempts by government to use workers’ pension money to bail out “bankrupt” state-owned enterprises, like SAA.

 

Saftu calls for arrests after activist gunned down outside his home

2019-07-07 11:40

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) called on police to find those behind the assassination of Bongani Cola, deputy chairperson of the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Demawusa).

New Labour and Employment Department to 'actively focus on jobs'

2019-05-31 06:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the Labour department will now be expanded to focus on employment too. Confused? Here's why this change is important.

Fedusa's Dennis George will soon know his fate

2019-05-11 12:45

The future of Dennis George, the suspended general secretary of the Federation of Unions of SA will be decided on May 16, following a two-day disciplinary hearing at the union federation’s Roodepoort headquarters that concluded on Friday.

The labour department wants to cancel strike-happy Amcu’s registration – because it isn't a 'genuine trade union'

2019-04-24 14:40

The registrar of labour relations intends to cancel the registration of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) unless he is convinced otherwise – because it is no longer a "genuine trade union".

We can't predict job losses due to the 4th industrial revolution - labour minister

2019-03-15 05:00

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the amount of jobs which will be affected by the fourth industrial revolution cannot be predicted.

Gordhan bridges divide between Eskom, unions

2018-06-15 20:41

Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan met with the Eskom board and unions, the parties agreed to resume wage negotiations and normalise operations to ensure security of electricity supply.

Trade unions plan Eskom shutdown on Thursday over wages

2018-06-11 17:13

Two trade unions will hold a one-day shutdown at Eskom on Thursday over 0% salary increases, despite many workers being barred from striking as they are designated essential services.

Trade unions harm workers with unrealistic demands

2018-05-02 11:44

Saftu's proposed minimum wage is wholly unrealistic and even if they could implement it, it would lead to massive job losses.

Constitutionality of affirmative action, BEE to be challenged in ConCourt

2017-11-02 07:55

The Constitutional Court is expected to hear a case brought by Solidarity and the South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners' Association challenging the constitutionality of BEE and affirmative action.

Saftu wants keys to the kingdom

2017-09-10 06:00

The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is gearing up for exactly the same battle that laid the previous new labour federation low – getting into Nedlac, the labour constituency that negotiates economic policy with business and government.

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