Government must distribute state-owned property to the people, says Martin van Staden.
To remain relevant, unions must fight for the rights of those who remain mired in poverty.
We are witnessing the greatest improvement in global living standards - ever, says Ian Mann.
The labour movement in South Africa is poised for change and political and business leaders better tighten their seat belts, says Zwelinzima Vavi.
Engineers and developers seem to be coining it, according to research by job aggregator Adzuna.
If the unions wish to arrest their decline, they must fight for the rights of the more than 50% in a fundamentally wealthy country who remain mired in poverty, says Terry Bell.
Harmony Gold says workers at its Kusasalethu mine have embarked on an illegal strike, following disciplinary procedures against 40 employees.
"Union fatigue" can be countered by paying more than lip service to organising the currently unorganised and providing a proper service to all unionists, says Terry Bell.
The Road Accident Fund says union Numsa's claims that is in a "shambles" are "ludicrous", and maintains its reasons for embarking on a strike are unreasonable and without merit.
If workers cannot turn the tide and fight back against their appalling conditions of life, we shall slide into a new age of barbarism, warns Patrick Craven.
South Africa's rail passenger transport service risks coming to an abrupt halt over demands for a double-digit salary increase, a union federation warns.
The New Trade Union Federation, spearheaded by leaders expelled from labour federation Cosatu, this week released lists of its signed-up members as well as potential future affiliates, already making it the country’s second-largest labour grouping.
The deadlocked bus transport pay and conditions negotiations went into mediation this past week. And at stake is much more than money and working conditions, especially of drivers. At stake is the safety of commuters and of all road users.
Living conditions can be bought with decent wages, but working conditions are another matter and in the bus transport sector, can have wide-ranging consequences, says Terry Bell.
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