Workers’ Day: Cleaner dreams of running her own business

2019-05-02 21:01

Zanele Tasana loves her work but wants to make more money for her grandchildren. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.

National minimum wage is a threat to jobs

2019-05-01 08:00

While political parties argue about the merits of the national minimum wage, the election year may (ironically) not have been the right moment in history to fulfil this long-awaited ideal, writes Dieter von Fintel.

Cosatu should be consistent and treat Ramaphosa like Zuma – AMCU

2018-05-01 10:55

AMCU will not be commemorating Workers Day with other trade unions, instead it wants August 16 to be declared a public holiday as a tribute to workers who lost their lives at Marikana. The union also took aim at President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was a board member of Lonmin at the time of the massacre.

'Booing' is allowed in democracies, unlike dictatorships - Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma has reacted to being jeered off the stage at a May Day rally in Bloemfontein. He was responding to a question at an impromptu media briefing during a walkabout at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Durban on Wednesday. Watch.

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WATCH: May day protests call for more than just worker rights

May Day better known as International Workers day was used by protesters around the world to not only call for better worker rights but to also draw attention to social and political issues.

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Workers’ Day: Congolese immigrant works from 5am to 11pm

2019-05-02 20:27

Bijou Bakole Tshibengu runs a day care centre in Parow. This feature is part of a Worker's Day series by GroundUp.

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.

5 biggest changes to the SA labour landscape since Workers' Day 2017

2018-04-30 14:26

As millions of employees around the world ready to celebrate International Workers' Day on May 1, Fin24 looks at how the SA labour landscape has changed over the past year.

Has the ANC learnt nothing from apartheid?

2017-05-03 08:26

It is sad that the party who ultimately brought us democracy has so quickly forgotten its own lessons. How quickly the ANC learned some of the old apartheid tricks, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

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