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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.

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

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...

Vavi asks Amcu for unity

The Saftu general secretary addressed thousands of delegates at Amcu's national elective congress on Thursday

Nedlac struggles with inclusivity

The labour council has battled to defend its representation of workers’ interests, given that union membership is on the decline across the country

Halt the capitalist crisis gripping the world

Today’s capitalism is a slide into authoritarianism, using Islamophobia, xenophobia, racism and anti-Semitism to keep the state in power

Former ANC treasurer Mendi Msimang dies

Msimang was treasurer of the party under the leadership of former president Thabo Mbeki

Vavi harassment complaint went ‘nowhere’

This latest allegation relates to incidents in late August and early September 2017 in which Vavi is said to have harassed and later groped a woman

Cosatu must introspect and fix itself, fast

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

Losi’s on a mission to rebuild Cosatu

The first woman president plans to stamp out sexism and recruit members, including former ally Numsa

The civil society resistance to state capture

'The shift to tyranny in SA has been accompanied by political arguments about the nature of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy'

Unionist accused of stealing R600 000 of workers’ money

The general secretary of a Saftu-affiliated union is being investigated for corruption

Saftu opens the door to Cosatu’s Western Cape leader

Cosatu’s Western Cape secretary has informally met senior leaders of the South African Federation of Trade Unions and could soon join Saftu

#ScrapNewLabourLaws: The EFF comes to the party

The political party has said it supports Saftu and urges all workers to join the strike against the proposed amendments to the Labour Relations Act

#ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown

Saftu with its affiliates, is embarking on a protected strike as part of the campaign to call on the government to rectify labour law amendments

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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