How the national bus strike will affect you

There is no sign that the national bus strike planned for Wednesday will be called off, the bus drivers’ bargaining council said on Tuesday. “It is definitely going ahead tomorrow,” said Gary Wilson, secretary general of the South African Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBC). The council, which represents at least[…]

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PnP shareholders should tighten their belts: Cosatu

By Abubaker Abrahams Trade federation Cosatu says it’s worried that the economic recession and “a crisis of profit” is being used by many of these corporate companies to retrench workers and erode workers’ rights. The union was responding to news of supermarket retailer Pick n Pay’s decision to cut 10%[…]

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When Metrorail fails

By Ra-ees Moerat In recent weeks commuters had to endure an increase in train delays and cancellations, attributed to technical faults and cable theft. Moreover, some commuters go to the taxi rank‚ but usually find that taxis are full and return to the station where they wait until a train shows[…]

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Spur boycott affecting a minority of branches: CEO

The calls for boycotting certain Spur franchises will hit the owners and employees of those branches the hardest, the corporation’s CEO says. In a statement released on Wednesday, Pierre van Tonder said the boycotts were affecting a minority of Spur branches in areas with “certain demographical characteristics”. “Spur is however[…]

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Can flexi-time work to alleviate traffic congestion?

The City of Cape Town will be investigating R750 million on road infrastructure projects over a period of five years to address congestion in areas like Kommetjie, Kuils River and Blaauwberg. According to the City, infrastructure projects are not the only thing that can aid the challenge of traffic congestion[…]

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Gaza public employees launch renewed strike

The public workers union in the Gaza Strip announced that a general strike would be in effect Thursday across all public institutions in protest against the government’s continued to failure to pay salaries to tens of thousands of employees of the former Hamas government. The strike announcement signals a renewed[…]

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Massmart to reinstate dismissed workers

Massmart has initiated a plan to reinstate employees who were retrenched in 2009 and 2010, the Competition Commission said on Monday. “The acceptance follows several negotiations between the Competition Commission, Massmart and consultations with Saccawu aimed at achieving compliance with the reinstatement condition granted by the Competition Appeal Court in[…]

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