Workers dismissed for refusing polygraph test head to Labour Court

The workers will argue that polygraph tests are unscientific and will ask for their dismissals to be rescinded


9 July 2021

Covid-19: Massmart workers told to “self-isolate” after protests

Workers are demanding answers over job losses and changes to employment conditions


2 June 2021

SAMWU demands investigation into abuse allegations

Union says more than ten shop stewards are facing charges of gross misconduct and insubordination


31 May 2021

Union starts strike against Massmart

88 workers retrenched and work hours cut as company restructures its labour force


28 May 2021

Truda Foods workers protest in one city while Labour Court rules against company in another

Judge sends message that courts should not be used to prevent workers organising

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26 May 2021

Spar workers end strike after agreement reached

The company says workers were paid “based on productivity” but will now get a more traditional, time based payment


4 May 2021

Cape Town firefighters fear they will be fired

City says it is trying to resolve the matter and has made no such decision


30 April 2021

Workers at Dora Nginza Hospital downed tools over bonuses

Union says massive strike is looming over performance management


13 April 2021

SAMWU members protest in Kouga in support of suspended shop stewards

Suspension followed strike over Covid-19 allowance


8 April 2021

Union in wage dispute with PRASA

SATAWU wants to be allowed to renegotiate some terms of agreement

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7 April 2021

Spar workers strike over pay

Union asked for 8.1% while the company is offering 3%


23 March 2021

Bus services suspended in Nelson Mandela Bay: thousands of workers stranded

Taxi driver says they will torch any bus that operates in defiance of the strike


19 March 2021

Ladismith cheese workers demonstrate in solidarity with farm workers

Factory workers demand action against farmer


25 February 2021

At least two arrested during standoff between police and SAFTU in Cape Town

Hundreds picket on Wednesday over mass retrenchments, wage freezes and budget cuts among other things

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24 February 2021

Mayor tells strikers there will be “consequences”

Municipal workers’ strike shuts down customer services and the traffic department in Nelson Mandela Bay


10 February 2021