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Concern mounts for Eastern Cape health workers

Nurses and other healthcare providers feel neglected and abused by the government and its representatives, who ignore their pleas for a safe working environment.

State’s wage freeze sparks apoplexy

Public sector unions have cried foul over the government’s plan to freeze wages for three years and have vowed to fight back.

Too broke for Mboweni to budget

The scramble to find cash for an SAA bailout, Covid-19 grants and civil servants’ demands force postponement of mini-budget

October 7 strike: ‘Lukewarm’ action amid Covid-19 crisis?

After months of little action, the planned nationwide stayaway may not be an impressive show of force by the trade union movement

Fawu fires deputy general secretary. Again.

Moloko Phakedi plans to fight the decision. Again. The Food and Allied Workers Union says it will continue its inquiry into the R19-million written off in the union’s investment wing

Fawu members fight back in court

Infighting intensifies as factionalism and purges rock the union ahead of its national congress

One strike and you’re out – registrar tells unions

A municipal workers’ union is the first to be sanctioned for not following the new rule when deciding whether to go on strike

Where will neoliberalism end?

LONG READ As the world was overtaken by upheaval last year, one photo emerging from the uprisings depicts a protestor bearing a promise: “Neoliberalism was...

Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s general strike

​Thousands of workers are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for a one day strike as Saftu plans to make t​he country “ungovernable”

Saftu boasts a double victory over Lamberti’s Imperial resignation

Saftu has said this recent knock to Imperial should embolden workers to march on April 25

DA: Blanket minimum wage not feasible

​The DA said on Monday that it supported the broad idea of a minimum wage, but insisted a blanket implementation is not practical

Saftu threatens to make SA ‘ungovernable’

Unions marched on Parliament to declare that the state should implement a “living wage” instead of a R20 per hour rate for most workers in the country

Unions rise against national minimum wage and new strike action draft laws

Saftu was the first to submit an objection to the national minimum wage, which was meant to be implemented on May 1, but has since been postponed

Saftu submits first parliamentary objection to minimum wage

The minimum wage was initially supposed to be introduced on May 1. However, this has been delayed.

Only beneficiation will stamp out

The youth jobs scheme offers yearlong internships but sceptics fear it will only beef up BEE scorecards

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