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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

CCMA closes doors to Covid-19

The statutory body mandated to deal with workplace disputes released an urgent directive postponing all matters set down to be heard between March 18 and April 14

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

Unions up the ante in talks

The platinum sector wage negotiations are seeing a mixed bag of demands and counter-offers

It’s mayday for unions as May Day turnout disappoints

At best the rally was a sad reminder of just how badly the battle for control of the governing party have decimated the ANC’s alliance partner.

Mboweni to deliver budget in the face of massive debt and blackouts

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is under pressure to bail out the state power utility Eskom — along with its $30-billion mountain of debt

Freedom fighter and trade unionist Eric Mtshali dies

This remarkable veteran helped to build the trade union movement even while in exile

Cosatu must introspect and fix itself, fast

The labour federation is a victim of the impasse in the grand post-apartheid South African project

Thuma mina: Unions unmoved by president’s challenge

'All the problems of unemployment and inequality are all getting worse since President Ramaphosa took over'

Samwu’s term of office extension faces opposition from members

Members of the trade union intend to challenge the amendment of the union's constitution to extend the term of office for leaders

Bus services expected to resume tomorrow

The sticking point that delayed a settlement was the insistence by the unions that the agreed 9% pay rise be backdated to April 1

Why changes to South Africa’s labour laws are an assault on workers’ rights

Two problems loom large in the implementation of the national minimum wage. One is compliance, the other redress.

In the name of union game

In defending its territory an established federation objects to the name of the new kid on the block

​Humanitarian and union leader Phiroshaw Camay dies aged 69

He spent two decades working to strengthen civil society, after leading two trade unions.

The IMF loves, but labour’s still lost

An unusual internal report links shrinking union power to growing inequality – but don't be fooled.

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