Train strike looms

Union says it has reached deadlock with Prasa


28 March 2018

Union threatens to shut down Metrorail’s Northern Line

Dangerous working conditions a major concern for employees


8 February 2018

White farmers and Communist Party members join to fight bank evictions

Protesters demand change to legislation


21 September 2017

UCT unions demonstrate for higher wages

Members of the Academics Union and the Employees Union gathered outside the university’s Bremner building


10 March 2017

“Vanished”: Robertson Abattoir court settlement goes missing

No record of dismissed workers’ agreement in court file


23 February 2017

Aspen workers on strike across Eastern Cape

Employees want 10% versus company offer of 7%


4 August 2016

Elections, the SABC and the unions

More than a touch of irony that Solidarity and Bemawu took SABC to court, while Cosatu-aligned union cozied up to management


1 August 2016

Sadtu denial gives ammunition to union bashers

Deeper investigation into "posts for sale" scandal needed


6 June 2016

Unions justified to demand double digit pay increases

But is the labour movement sufficiently united, independent and democratic to defend workers?


8 February 2016

Robots will replace most jobs

And our current economic system is not prepared for it.


11 January 2016

Marikana: a wake-up call still ignored

Four days after the bloodletting that has become known as the Marikana massacre, this column supported the call for a comprehensive and independent inquiry. And it noted, reflecting a widespread view within the labour movement: “The Lonmin tragedy is a wake-up call that South Africa will ignore at its peril.”

Terry Bell

20 August 2013