Labour unions

Concourt limits interdicts against strikers

An employer cannot interdict striking workers as a group if some of those on strike commit violence


Law | 3 March 2022

No work, no pay: Clover workers feeling the pinch as strike enters fourth month

Despite the loss of their earnings, striking workers are determined not to give up their demands


News | 2 March 2022

“We are hungry. Our pots are empty”

Hundreds march in Cape Town demanding urgent solutions to unemployment


Brief | 24 February 2022

University of Pretoria workers return to their duties on Monday

The week-long strike ended after management agreed to some of APSA’s demands


Brief | 21 February 2022

University of Pretoria workers demand better pay and benefits

The strike entered its ninth day on Thursday with negotiations between union members and management still ongoing


Brief | 17 February 2022

SAFTU protests for R1,500 Basic Income Grant

Zwelinzima Vavi says that the R350 Covid relief grant doesn’t even buy a daily loaf of bread


News | 11 February 2022

Striking workers claim they were attacked at Clover plant

One worker in hospital since Monday


News | 10 February 2022

Vavi vows to “scale up the fight” against Clover

This follows yet another breakdown in negotiations


News | 1 February 2022

Striking Clover workers march through Sandton and picket at Israeli trade office

Police are investigating the death of a security guard during the strike


News | 27 January 2022

Eastern Cape community health workers protest about job cuts

Union wants national government to “prevent a catastrophic health crisis in the Eastern Cape”


News | 18 January 2022

Community health workers: arbitrator rules against NEHAWU

Bid to make workers permanent state employees fails


News | 10 November 2021

Strike continues at Gqeberha automobile plant as union demands 100% wage increase

NUMSA says First Automobile Works must pay automobile manufacturers’ rates not Motor Industry Bargaining Council rates


News | 27 October 2021

Striking steel workers to return to duty by Monday

Unions agree to three-year increases and will be back paid from 1 July 2021


News | 22 October 2021

Steel federation says 6% wage increase offer is final

CEO says sector has lost over 50,000 jobs this year alone


Brief | 15 October 2021

Steel strike continues as NUMSA members reject SEIFSA offer

Investigation ongoing into security guards accused of using live ammunition on striking workers


News | 14 October 2021

Workers and police clash as NUMSA steel strike continues

Unions are considering an offer by employer association SEIFSA


News | 12 October 2021