LABOUR UNIONS

Gauteng community health workers still waiting for full pay

Despite promise of an increase, workers say they are still earning only R3,500 a month

By Zoë Postman - 23 September 2020

73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds

They also cannot access UIF benefits because the Department of Labour system shows that they are still employed

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 September 2020

“We will hit them where it hurts” warns NEHAWU leader

Union vows to shut down government services, including SARS and SASSA

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 14 September 2020

Unions threaten total shutdown if no response in five days

NEHAWU is demanding a 7% increase

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 September 2020

Community healthcare workers sick of being paid “peanuts”

“We are faced with this pandemic but the Department is still reluctant to improve our working conditions”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 18 August 2020

Marchers call for job security and a basic income grant

Picketers in PE mark 1 August as national day for working class action

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 August 2020

“I can’t even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker

Seasonal workers take farm owner to CCMA for “unfair dismissal and illegal eviction”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 30 July 2020

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