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Inside Labour: Crucial role for unions in human rights

Mar 24 2017 05:02

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.


Labour strike hits Harmony's Kusasalethu mine

Mar 23 2017 10:03

Harmony Gold says workers at its Kusasalethu mine have embarked on an illegal strike, following disciplinary procedures against 40 employees.

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Labour Wrap: Unions, democracy and human rights

Mar 23 2017 05:02

"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.


Numsa's RAF claims 'ludicrous', demands 'unreasonable'

Mar 17 2017 14:52

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.

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Inside Labour: New federation must fight to stop new age of barbarism

Mar 16 2017 16:11

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.


Embattled Prasa faces crippling strike

Mar 15 2017 15:46

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.


Federation ready to roll

Mar 12 2017 06:02

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.


Inside labour: Deadlocked bus strike a danger to all

Mar 12 2017 06:05

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.

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Inside labour: Split shift proposal is 'irresponsible and dangerous'

Mar 10 2017 07:04

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.



Vavi: New labour federation will launch in April

Mar 08 2017 20:01

A new trade union federation will host its inaugural congress in April, says its steering committee convenor, Zwelinzima Vavi.


Fedusa guns for double-digit wage hikes

Mar 06 2017 18:34

Wage negotiating during the course of this year will start above inflation, vows the Federation of Unions of South Africa.

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