Unions are failing workers, says minister Mildred Oliphant

She has called on Cosatu to get its house in order and train shop stewards on all labour laws

NEWS ANALYSIS: Forget the plot, tackle state capture, Mr President

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to deal decisively with the struggling economy, but he has been reluctant to ruffle workers’ feathers.

Nonpayment of subscription fees keeps Cosatu’s finances in the red

In his last address as president on Monday, Sdumo Dlamini berated union leaders for hogging money that belonged to workers

Ramaphosa calls for end to ‘machinations in dark corners’ dividing ANC

The president tells Cosatu congress delegates that scheming has weakened the ANC, alluding to the clandestine meeting between Zuma and associates

Cosatu to echo ‘Thuma mina’ in effort to improve service delivery and efficiency

Sadtu urges Cosatu to resolve at this week's congress to make a 'concerted effort to change the image of public institutions'

Cash-strapped Cosatu may amend fees clause

The proposal comes amid its court battle to recoup about R10m in unpaid fees from former affiliates Numsa and Fawu

Pikitup staff working under police watch after more than a month of protests

The protests are due to Pikitup insourcing workers earlier this year due to budget constraints; the Joburg mayor says the violent protests are politically ...

Solidarity workers protest over Sasol empowerment scheme

‘We can’t address an old system of exclusion by a future system of new exclusion,’ warns Solidarity leader Dirk Hermann

Solidarity begins strike over Sasol empowerment scheme

The union, which says its employees are of ‘major strategic importance’ to the group, is irate that the scheme excludes white employees

Eskom unions accept 7.5% pay increase

A three-month standoff between the power utility and workers has finally ended

Communication workers face losing their jobs due to state capture, SACP says

On Friday, the SACP marched to the state capture inquiry in Parktown to show support for the commission’s work

Labour broker welcomes court ruling as good for business

Workforce Holdings CEO says he has been waiting years for confusion to be removed from the labour broking industry

Cosatu’s balancing act ‘will be tricky’

Union federation to elect new leadership at September congress

Wage talks with gold miners deadlocked, says NUM

The union says a legal, protected strike is on the cards, as the dispute goes to the CCMA

Sars bombshell: agency inflated compliance figures, inquiry hears

The commission of inquiry was told that the agency's collection woes are ‘far from over’

Fuel tax regime will not change

Team tasked with studying high price will be looking for ‘quick wins’

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