Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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The Labour Department has said it intends to deregister one of the country’s biggest mining unions, just weeks before crucial platinum-industry wage talks are expected to begin.
The incumbent labour constituency at Nedlac managed to block new union federation Saftu from joining the body last year – but the excuse it used will fall away in April.
Government negotiators have rejected trade unions’ demands for between 10- and 12% wage increases and a one-year deal, and instead offered inflation-linked hikes for junior and mid-level employees.
Hundreds of Telkom staff have launched strike action against the company this week over a pay dispute.
Teacher unions have welcomed the appointment of advocate Bheki Masuku as the acting head of the Department of Education in the province.
A high school teacher, who asked to remain anonymous, speaks out about the Annual National Assessment boycott.
Suspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi should have acted soon after his suspension to have it lifted, the High Court hears.
Union members affiliated to Cosatu are set to march to parliament as part of its efforts to mobilise for pro-poor policies ahead of the National Budget
More than three weeks after thousands of bus drivers downed tools, the economy continues to bleed millions of rands as a result.
The possibility of a strike against local telecommunications giant MTN is “extremely high” as a key meeting with management was postponed, said the CWU.
The National Trade Union Congress of South Africa will represent striking workers contesting policy changes at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa.
As the country faces economic stagnation, news has come that once again highlights the lunacy of the economic system, says Terry Bell in his latest Labour Wrap.
Lufthansa management and German pilots union are showing no signs of agreement over pay and conditions after the union called for a two-day strike.
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