LABOUR

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Health workers strike for safer working conditions

Protestors demanded panic buttons, regular police patrol and guns for security guards

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 2 July 2018
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Hope for solar geyser company dependent on government contracts

But workers haven’t been paid for months and are upset by the company’s labour practices

By Peter Luhanga - 28 June 2018
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Port Elizabeth municipal strike ends with agreement on bonuses

Garbage in streets to be cleared up from Friday afternoon

By Joseph Chirume and GroundUp Staff - 22 June 2018
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How far can a company slash wages and benefits to maximise profits? The Constitutional Court will decide

SACCAWU vs Woolworths case has major implications

By Mluleki Marongo - 20 June 2018
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PE municipal workers threaten to intensify strike

Workers demanding back pay

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 June 2018
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Food delivery men say they’re exploited

UberEats, MrD Food and OrderIn pay from R15 a delivery

By Tariro Washinyira - 18 June 2018
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PE municipal employees on strike

Workers demand back pay, but City says it doesn’t have the money

By Joseph Chirume - 18 June 2018
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Thousands of workers protest against Eskom’s 0% pay rise

Unions stage lunchtime picket outside Megawatt Park to demand wage increases

By Lynford Dor - 14 June 2018
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Workers at Walter Sisulu University demand to be insourced

Cleaners and security guards ask Mthatha municipality to intervene in negotiations with management

By Kwanele Mketeni - 13 June 2018
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Victory for Braamfontein cleaners after two-week strike

Workers say outsourcing company was trying to retrench older cleaners

By Zoë Postman - 13 June 2018
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“When you leave your kids in the morning, you just hope that you’re coming back”

Cash-in-transit workers demand improved security

By Annie Cebulski - 12 June 2018
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Department of Labour to use billion-rand surplus to extend UIF benefits

Unemployed workers will be paid out for up to a full year

By Annie Cebulski - 11 June 2018
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Citrus strike ends as farmers agree to R20 an hour

Workers in Sundays River Valley return to farms

By Joseph Chirume - 7 June 2018
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Domestic worker attacked by employers’ dogs

Police refused to investigate, says victim’s brother

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 June 2018
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Thousands of Sundays River Valley farm workers strike for higher wages

Farmers claim deal was reached and blame SANCO for strife

By Joseph Chirume - 4 June 2018
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People’s Health Movement withdraws from NEHAWU

Anger at failure of union to “distance itself” from hospital protests that endangered patient lives

By Eryn Scannell - 1 June 2018