LABOUR UNIONS

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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
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Robertson winery workers agree to increase but continue strike

Workers have been on strike for 12 weeks

By David Doochin - 10 November 2016
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Fawu’s withdrawal from Cosatu shows Mama Ray’s legacy lives on

"The union is yours"

By Terry Bell - 5 September 2016
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Abattoir workers win unfair dismissal case on appeal

Judge Davis criticises formalistic approach by Labour court

By Ashleigh Furlong - 22 August 2016
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Picketing Aspen workers deprived of water

Union says company is breaking the rules

By Joseph Chirume - 17 August 2016
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BASF workers on strike because of dispute over back pay

Workers say that they are owed money for first half of 2016

By Joseph Chirume - 12 August 2016
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Telkom workers demand 11% and end to retrenchments

Striking workers march through Cape Town

By Thembela Ntongana - 11 August 2016
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Unions picket Western Cape MEC for social development

Social workers want Albert Fritz to apologise or resign

By Rejul Bejoy - 14 June 2016
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Aspen goes to court to stop strike

Union describes many grievances

By Joseph Chirume - 23 May 2016
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Marx and the search for alternatives

Economic crisis prompts new interest in Marxism

By Terry Bell - 18 May 2016

A confusion of unions

Talk is of unity, but actions are divisive

By Terry Bell - 11 May 2016
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One step closer to replacing COSATU?

A new labour federation hopes to trigger a workers' party

By Terry Bell - 14 March 2016

A union key to a really democratic future

The bloodbath at Lonmin’s Marikana mine served to alert more of the public to aspects of feuding and tension that have been ongoing for years and not only at Lonmin and in the mining industry generally. In particular it has highlighted the stresses, strains and battles for power and position within the trade union movement and opened up a number of debates about the way forward.

Terry Bell - 3 September 2012