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Cosatu needs to get creative

With lockdown regulations in place, default industrial action methods need to be sidelined and new ways of protest considered

Bad workplaces, longer strikes

Strikes over poor working conditions have intensified over the past four years, the recently-released Industrial Action Report for 2018 reveals. From 2014 to 2018, the...

Samwu shows its local-government muscle

The union’s financial and governance woes have not blunted the tools it has to paralyse municipalities, such as going on strike

Words have the power to effect change

We need to think about the way we speak and the effect that has on society and our country

Eskom power stations facing blockages as workers picket

The parastatal's management team is holding an emergency meeting on Thursday morning to address the possibility of load shedding

NUM members down tools at Eskom despite the illegal strike putting their jobs at risk

The union rejected a wage hike offer but its main demand is for certain workers to be declared non-essential and to have the right to strike.

Desperate and divided, SA is gatvol

The big question is: Will people vote for another party, or will it be protests and strikes as usual?

New post office strike looms

Sapo employees want the government to bail out the troubled postal service and are threatening another strike, leaving mail's future in the balance.

Striking Swazi miners sound Marikana alarm

Striking workers at a Swazi mine co-owned by ANC-linked investment company Chancellor House and King Mswati III fear "a second Marikana".

Publishers call post office to account

A group of magazine publishers has complained to Icasa that the post office breached its licence condition, and is looking for a new distributor.

Minister delivers post office ultimatum

Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has allegedly asked the Sapo board to resign or be fired, and a new administrator is waiting in the wings.

Super-profits, but not for mineworkers

A new report says platinum mines could have afforded to pay workers more.

Manufacturing weighed down by strike

The purchasing managers index has dropped to a near five-year low as a four-month long strike in the platinum belt continues.

The dark side to resuming mining

Eskom may not have enough power during peak hours for platinum mines in the Rustenburg area to resume operations when the strike is finally resolved.

Mines minister faces uphill Amcu-platinum belt battle

The new mineral resources minister begins his tenure with a difficult task - seeking a solution to the country's longest ever mines strike.

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