trade unions

 
Thuma mina: Unions unmoved by president’s challenge
Thuma mina: Unions unmoved by president’s challenge
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for South Africans to work together is not reverberating with the trade unions, which say they should not be...
Samwu's term of office extension faces opposition from members
Samwu's term of office extension faces opposition from members
Some members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) intend challenging the amendment of the union's constitution to extend the term...
Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights
Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights
The biggest changes to South Africa’s labour laws since 1995, shortly after the country’s first democratic elections, are currently being...
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
South Africa has a new trade union federation. Can it break the mould?
The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa - the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) - promises to be a voice for the...
In the name of union game
In the name of union game
The founding congress of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) will go ahead on Friday April 21 despite legal threats of a rival...
The downward spiral of SA unions
The downward spiral of SA unions
The decision to expel the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) may be described as the end of an era, but what the numbers show is...
The rise of Amcu - a timeline
The rise of Amcu - a timeline
Amcu is the largest trade union on the platinum mines, stripping the NUM of the status. We track how it rose to power and where it is strongest....
Blurring of boundaries exists in US unions too
Blurring of boundaries exists in US unions too
In addition to nearly four decades of experience in the United States labour movement, including 14 successful years as international president of...
Test of unions' credibility
Test of unions' credibility
The established trade unions are in a vice - they repudiate the violence that won increases of up to 22% at Lonmin and the breakdown of bargaining...

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