Wednesday’s strike will cripple an already frail economy, analysts warn

Unions say they will not accept the government’s reneging on a promise to increase wages

Public sector unions to embark on lunch-hour pickets

‘Programme of defiance’ is part of fight against the government’s non-implementation of wage increases

NUM threatens strike at De Beers, Exxaro and Petra

The union says it has a certificate to stage a strike after talks on a wage settlement at the CCMA resulted in no deal

Trade union federations join forces to protest harsh socioeconomic conditions

Union federations call major strike next week over the government’s failure to deal with corruption, job losses and the public service wage dispute

Employers faced with more wage disputes as SA moves to level 1

Wage agreements are being reneged on by employers because they simply have no funds due to the Covid-19 lockdown

Union vows to crank up heat on Mustek over impasse on demands

Workers from sales, production, transport and packing divisions refuse to return to work

Ramaphosa to meet Nehawu over wages and PPE on Wednesday

The union wants sufficient, good-quality protective gear and a risk allowance for front-line workers

Numsa digs in over Comair business rescue meeting

The union says the airline operator is ‘blackmailing’ members into signing a collective agreement ahead of vote

Cosatu squeezes the government to stick to pay increase

Sadtu, Denosa and Popcru join action to enforce compliance with 2018 agreement

Funeral workers’ strike weighs heavily on frail healthcare sector

Nafupa SA says there will be no body removals from hospitals or homes, no burials and no funeral supplies for three days

Numsa threatens court action as Comair reneges on medical aid agreement

The airline says there is no more money to pay  premiums and employees should apply for private medical aid until creditors agree on business rescue plan

Numsa and Comair reach deal on medical scheme contributions

Talks on unpaid wages with business rescue practitioners set to start on Tuesday

Government flouts its own laws on worker benefits, says Cosatu

Union federation accuses departments of denying public servants parental leave and of not extending the scope of UIF

Cosatu wants law amended to make it ‘more difficult’ to retrench workers

Cosatu says the CCMA has been ‘inundated’ with section 189 notices from employers wanting to retrench due to the economic effect of Covid-19

Tshwane freezes salaries of 7,000 unverified municipal workers

But unions say all salaries must be paid until the verification process is complete, and that not paying salaries is illegal

Government considers risk allowance for health-care workers

Union members to strike at the National Health Laboratory Service over salary freeze on Friday

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