LABOUR UNIONS

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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
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COSATU pickets Parliament over “deepening crisis in Cape Town”

Union raises similar issues to those raised by Saftu earlier in the day

By Annie Cebulski - 12 April 2018
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Unions to march against labour law changes

Saftu says right to strike undermined and minimum wage threatened

By Barbara Maregele - 9 April 2018
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Eighth week on strike at Durban University of Technology

21,000 students unable to go to lectures

By Zimbili Vilakazi - 6 March 2018
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Jail officials, demand hundreds in Pietermaritzburg march

“We are tired of corrupt employees who abuse the community to feed their stomachs”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 February 2018
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Dis-Chem accused of victimising union members

Workers on strike at retailer’s warehouse

By Zoë Postman - 18 January 2018
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Vavi regrets singing Zuma praise songs

He accuses Cosatu of “bootlicking” Ramaphosa who “will never liberate workers”

By Joseph Chirume - 24 July 2017
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Hundreds of outsourced workers on strike at Coega export company

Outsource company disputes union’s right

By Joseph Chirume - 6 June 2017
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New union federation launched

SA Federation of Trade Unions tackles issue of worker control

By Julia Chaskalson - 22 April 2017
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Bus drivers plan nationwide strike on Wednesday

Negotiations between union and bus company at a deadlock

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 10 April 2017
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400 workers on strike at Kouga Municipality

Municipal workers want Public Works Programme contracts extended; mayor says jobs must be rotated

By Joseph Chirume - 8 March 2017
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Robertson Abattoir settlement reached six years later

Employer agrees to pay total of R350k to 39 dismissed workers

By Ashleigh Furlong - 24 February 2017
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Robertson Winery’s 14-week strike ends

Union agrees to 8% but says industry is forever changed

By Ashleigh Furlong - 24 November 2016