ARTICLES RELATING TO UNIONS

OPINION: Why change fails (and what to do about it)

2019-09-25 05:00

Research indicates that more than half of change initiatives around the world fail, with digital transformations proving even more difficult to get right, writes Gavin Isaacs.

Banking union plans largest strike since 1920

2019-08-05 20:01

South Africa's biggest financial union is threatening to disrupt the country's banking industry by leading its 73 000 members on a strike next month, in what would be its largest industrial action in almost a century.

Terry Bell: How will workers vote in 2019?

2019-05-08 05:00

A great deal has changed among unions over the last 25 years, says Terry Bell.

Amcu ‘is not a genuine trade union’ – here’s what happens now

2019-04-24 16:41

If the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is de-registered as a trade union, it will simply vanish overnight. But first it will almost certainly find the courts willing to stop the labour department from wiping it out.

There is 'no opportunity for corruption' at IPP procurement office, says Radebe

2019-02-24 11:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has slammed rumours that there is anything untoward within the bidding process of Independent Power Producer procurement.

Hospersa criticises Netcare for possible retrenchments

2019-01-26 12:18

The Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of SA has issued a statement in which it criticised the Netcare Group for possible retrenchments.

4 unions facing a bleak Christmas

2018-12-23 12:11

The recession, rising unemployment and lack of business confidence have all been hallmarks of 2018, leaving some employees seeing out the year with a damper on festive cheer.

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.

 

Unions a crucial cog in the machine that could help save SOEs

2019-08-11 08:23

Workers must fight to get shares in the SOEs alongside private sector players and the state in a shareholding system that balances the commercial imperative and general wellbeing of the economy, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Terry Bell: How will workers vote in 2019?

2019-05-08 08:08

A great deal has changed among unions over the last 25 years, says Terry Bell.

INSIDE LABOUR: On chicken, dumping, and union power

2019-04-26 06:00

The cut-price Dutch are back again, but there's been little protest that local poultry producers are among the most efficient anywhere, says Terry Bell.

SARS and public service union at odds over wages, staff cuts

2019-02-25 20:32

The Public Servants Association says SARS has shown no commitment to meeting its demands.

Radebe to hold briefing on Independent Power Producers - this might be why

2019-02-22 16:10

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Sunday hold a briefing on Independent Power Producers, which have been thrust into the spotlight following news of Eskom's unbundling.

NUM members' houses torched in apparent union rivalry

2019-01-08 16:59

Three more houses have been torched in Blybank in Carletonville amid apparent union rivalry near Sibanye-Stillwater gold mine.

CCMA to rule on lower wages for guards of tracks north of Pretoria

2018-11-14 21:54

The Public Servants Association has condemned the reduction of wages for security officers employed by Isidingo Security Services to guard Transnet's rail network north of Pretoria.

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.

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