LABOUR UNIONS

Old age home staff protest after patient deaths

Staff refused to work after 11 of them tested positive for Covid-19 at a home in Uitenhage

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 7 July 2020

Unions accuse government of breaking promise to increases workers’ salaries

“Workers on duty during lockdown must be paid for risk or danger allowance,” says COSATU leader

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 6 July 2020

Police fire stun grenade at workers protesting in PE

Three people were arrested during the scuffle on Monday

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 29 June 2020

Covid-19: Workers at Kromberg & Schubert down tools

Employees demand factory cleaned and colleagues tested after worker tests positive for Covid-19

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 June 2020

Covid-19: Union accused of “storming” hospital, putting staff and patients at risk

NEHAWU concerned about safety protocols at Kirkwood psychiatric hospital

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 4 June 2020

“Our people cannot be treated like napkins”: public works programme challenged in court

Johannesburg Expanded Public Works Programme workers want to be made permanent

By Elna Schütz - 2 June 2020
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Department of Labour ready to pay domestic workers’ compensation claims, court told

Constitutional Court hears argument on Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act

By Zoë Postman - 10 March 2020
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Constitutional Court to rule on compensation for domestic workers

Court asked to declare legislation excluding domestic workers from Compensation Fund unconstitutional

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 9 March 2020
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Can you be retrenched without being consulted? Constitutional Court makes a far-reaching ruling

AMCU challenged sections of the Labour Relations Act

By Wilmien Wicomb - 27 January 2020
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Domestic workers fight for national minimum wage

“We buy in the same shops, so we must be treated like all workers”

By Zoë Postman - 17 January 2020
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Cape Town law enforcement officers protest

JP Smith accuses protesters of “dangerous and irresponsible lies”

By Tariro Washinyira - 25 November 2019
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Unions at odds with each other over supermarket’s wage increase

Workers from a minority union are picketing a store in Louis Trichardt, but the majority union wants nothing to do with it

By Bernard Chiguvare - 15 November 2019
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Low wages are not just the farmers’ fault, says US activist

Baldemar Velásquez shares experience at farm worker conference

By Barbara Maregele and Tariro Washinyira - 22 October 2019
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Oak Valley: employers and employees argue over court jurisdiction

Workers want their plea for better housing heard in the Equality Court

By Tariro Washinyira - 17 September 2019
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Union warns PE coalition: “If our demands keep falling on deaf ears, someone will fall”

Hundreds of SAMWU workers march to City Hall

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 28 March 2019
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Conveyor belt workers picket against payroll system

NUMSA says it is bringing in auditors and SARS to verify payments

By Joseph Chirume - 18 January 2019