Cosatu battles declines

2018-09-16 06:30

Financial woes and fights for access to resources are some of the reasons unions are losing members.

Union ready to strike because Sasol excludes whites from new staff share scheme

2018-08-26 17:02

Solidarity claims more than 80% of its members at Sasol in Secunda voted for a strike against the exclusion of white employees from a staff share scheme.

Life vs profit: One mine death is a death too many

2018-08-19 09:13

The mining industry should spend money on health and safety and not on lawyers who threaten workers for speaking out, writes Livhuwani Mammburu.

There is an alternative to labour broking

2018-08-05 11:05

The much-lauded Constitutional Court judgment on labour brokers will not affect the notorious “bakkie brigade” – those independent labour traffickers who hire out teams of workers picked up from roadsides around the country.

Start planning for load shedding this week says Eskom

2018-07-30 14:53

Following a month without load shedding, Eskom warned that the power grid was again constrained due to "instability at several power stations due to acts of intimidation".

The numbers will tell the truth

2018-07-22 08:57

By the end of today there may be a fairly clear indication of how much popular power Cosatu may have lost in recent years, writes Terry Bell.

Eskom wage talks: Unions want meeting with Nene, Gordhan

2018-07-11 09:02

Unions representing workers at Eskom have requested to meet with the finance minister and minister of public enterprises as wage negotiations have reached a critical stage.

Sassa strike on hold, following 'positive' engagements with Shabangu - PSA

2018-06-11 18:11

Following a meeting with Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu, the Public Servants Association has put its Sassa strike on hold.

PSA cancels 'day of rage' but vows to continue fight for 'financial emancipation'

2018-06-08 18:09

The Public Servants Association says it has cancelled its ‘day of rage’ in support of salary demands, after the majority of unions signed a wage agreement for public servants it is not party to.

Inside Labour: Austerity, democracy and wishful thinking

2018-06-08 06:01

Many unions are facing falling membership following squabbles and splits, claims of corruption, or lack of democracy. The labour movement is in crisis - weaker than it has been for years, writes Terry Bell.

 

Solidarity plans for three-week Sasol strike over share scheme

2018-09-02 17:56

Not all Solidarity members will down tools at the same time. 'This will be a clever strike,' says the the union's CEO Dirk Hermann.

Job cuts will create more consultants, Cosatu warns

2018-08-19 10:13

Cosatu is warning that job cuts in the public sector will lead to a skills exit, leaving departments with no option but to rehire those who left to work as consultants.

Amcu warns Implats: Gloves will be off should job cut talks fail

2018-08-07 11:21

"We will hit where it matters most... [the] gloves will be off,” Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has warned Impala Platinum over looming job losses.

Cosatu 'deeply distressed' by rising unemployment, blames lack of decisive leadership

2018-08-01 07:54

The rising unemployment rate in the second quarter should be blamed on policy incoherence, lack of decisive leadership and imagination, says Cosatu.

Eskom wage talks continue amid tension over bonuses

2018-07-27 17:08

Eskom and worker unions remain locked in wage negotiations, alongside a warning from Numsa that a CCMA strike certificate might be considered if talks fail.

Eskom and unions to return to wage negotiation table

2018-07-16 20:46

Unions will meet with Eskom on Tuesday to give feedback on the power utility’s wage offer.

Unions welcome new healthcare laws – with a laundry list of concerns

2018-06-22 15:02

Unions and labour federations have broadly welcomed the release of the NHI Bill and the Medial Schemes Amendment Bill, but concerns about implementation persist.

AMCU seeks R12 500 minimum for gold miners

2018-06-11 13:11

Union AMCU plans to demand a R12 500 monthly minimum wage from some of the country’s top gold producers in upcoming wage negotiations.

Labour federation Fedusa backs PSA's 'day of rage'

2018-06-08 13:56

Fedusa, the federation to which the Public Servants Association is an affiliate, has backed the union's nationwide strike Monday.

Trade union PSA plans for 'Day of Rage' and indefinite strike

2018-06-06 12:09

Trade union the Public Servants Association, which has 238 000 members, has promised renewed public protest and indefinite strikes from Monday, following long-standing tensions over wage negotiations.

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