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Opposition declares war on strikers' violence
Opposition declares war on strikers' violence
As striking municipal workers laid waste to central Cape Town, the DA renewed calls for legislation to ensure that unions are held responsible.
What's fuelling our labour disputes?
What's fuelling our labour disputes?
Jacob Zuma's R2.4-billion loan to Swaziland has unwittingly strengthened the hand of unions, says Rapule Tabane.
Labour demands 'too costly for SA'
Labour demands 'too costly for SA'
More than 200 000 gold miners who began striking on July 28 have added to what economists call the most serious labour strikes the country has seen.
Pay wars sideline job creation
Pay wars sideline job creation
The issue of how we can grow the economy in a way that creates jobs and includes the poor has been lost in the jostle for monetary gains.
Union vents its anger over municipal Bill
Union vents its anger over municipal Bill
The Mail & Guardian spoke to Samwu's general secretary, Mthandeki Nhlapo, about the union's objections to the Bill.
Living from hand to mouth
Living from hand to mouth
For workers out on strike in the chemical and fuel industry it's a matter of improving their current hand-to-mouth existence, writes Oupa Nkosi
More sectors want to down tools
More sectors want to down tools
The economy will lose more working hours if planned strikes by hundreds of thousands of workers in the coal and diamond sector go ahead.
An entrepreneur's fight to survive
An entrepreneur's fight to survive
Alex Liu's parents came from Taiwan to Newcastle in 1989 and set up a toy factory. Ten years later they invested in the Win-Cool clothing factory.
SA clothing sector missing the gap
SA clothing sector missing the gap
The textile and clothing industry urgently needs to get over this narrow-minded dispute around wages, says Renato Palmi, a researcher.
High wages unravel Newcastle's industry
High wages unravel Newcastle's industry
The Newcastle clothing industry has become a metaphor for the crucial debate about jobs in South Africa, writes Teague Payne.

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