LABOUR UNIONS

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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
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Workers barred from picketing at Dis-Chem

Company claims historic victory in Labour Court; four workers arrested

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 December 2018
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Workers march to premier’s office demanding better working conditions

The working class are the main voters and we are giving government a warning, says COSATU chairperson

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 23 November 2018
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Unions claim victory in Port Elizabeth municipal back pay agreement

Trollip says coalition council has resolved decades of impasse with workers

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 13 July 2018

Mayhem at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital as workers demand performance bonuses

Hospital staff were intimidated and patients had to be locked inside for their safety

By Zoë Postman and GroundUp Staff - 31 May 2018
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Bus strike over: Employers and unions agree on 9%

Agreement on backdated pay reached

By Aidan Jones - 14 May 2018
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Unions divided on Workers’ Day

Rival events held on 1 May show unequal support for Saftu and Cosatu

By Nosipiwo Manona, Nation Nyoka and Magnificent Mndebele - 2 May 2018