Crippling holiday-season Comair strike averted for now

Numsa demands 13% pay rise and benefits such as guaranteed bonus and travelling allowances

NEWS ANALYSIS: Labour Court ruling on violent strikes is a game-changer

Labour Court ruling in the violent strike matter between Dis-Chem and the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers is far-reaching

NUM calls off South Deep strike, but Gold Fields is wary

A six-week strike at Gold Fields's South Deep is called off by the NUM, but the company remains wary of violence as workers return

State’s e-recruitment system seeks to improve public service

The new e-recruitment system will be accessible from different locations for all job seekers who submit applications to a centralised database

Plastics industry blames Numsa for strike violence

But Numsa says the industry, delaying resolution of its issues, has led to its member to ‘starve’

Labour court issues temporary ban on union protests in Dis-Chem strike

The court orders union workers to stop wage demostrations outside the retail pharmacy’s premises until February 27

Plastics strike to go on, despite improved wage offer

The Plastics Convertors Association says it will seek intervention from ‘high ranking’ government officials to end the labour dispute

State calls for Amcu-NUM peace as mining sector violence spirals

At least three people have been killed and several injured during the protracted Amcu-led wage strikes at Sibanye-Stillwater Beatrix mine in Welkom and ...

Cosatu casts doubt over jobs summit achievements

The federation concerned that after the jobs summit resolutions to prevent retrenchments, retrenchments are still continuing unabated

Cosatu has another go at forming workers’ bank

Trade union federation Cosatu has resuscitated its old resolution to establish a workers’ bank, in a move that could shake up existing ownership patterns in ...

Gold Fields improves severance terms at South Deep in bid to end strike

Union sources say the national leadership wants to resolve the strike but branch leaders are digging in

EDITORIAL: Amcu brinkmanship at Sibanye mines could backfire on workers

Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union calls a strike at Sibanye-Stillwater’s mines despite being aware of the unprofitable nature of the gold ...

Saftu rejects Numsa’s Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party

The union federation says it will ‘resist being stampeded into becoming a labour desk for, or forming an alliance with, any political party’

Ramaphosa caves to political pressure in signing new minimum wage bill

The presidency had planned to sign the new law in Kliptown later in November after the appointment of the national minimum wage commission

Cyril Ramaphosa signs National Minimum Wage Bill into law

Employers who are unable to pay the minimum wage due to constraints in their businesses will be eligible for exemptions

Unions face extinction as the world of work marches on

Cosatu's first woman president, Zingiswa Losi, is applying her mind to the challenges facing trade unions and stale trade union politics.

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