E-hailing drivers threaten shutdown

E-hailing drivers from services including Bolt and Uber have threatened to shut down operations on Monday. The protest relates to ongoing safety concerns as well as issues surrounding drivers’ commissions. A number of e-hailing vehicles have been torched in recent months. Drivers are demanding that e-hailing companies and government address all their concerns.[…]

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SA truck drivers threaten to embark on shutdown

The Truckers Association of South Africa says it will soon engage with truck drivers in an attempt to avert another strike. This comes after South African truck drivers threatened to embark on a shutdown. Their concerns include the employment of foreign nations as drivers and the loading system that employers[…]

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SATAWU not backing down on medical insurance demand

he South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) said it would still pursue the matter of medical insurance, despite accepting the 7% wage offer in the bus sector. The union announced on Friday that it accepted the offer that would be backdated to the beginning of 2023, after threats of a[…]

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UCT academic staff set to go on strike

About 700 members of the Academics’ Union (AU) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are set to embark on an unprecedented wage strike next week. Academic staff is unhappy over a 3% pay increase offered by management. It’s expected that the strike will negatively affect registration, the release of[…]

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Taxi strike fails to dampen spirits of Western Cape matrics

LOCAL About 100 Western Cape matric students sat for Sepedi and Sesotho papers on Tuesday amid a taxi strike. The SA National Taxi Association (Santaco) in the province embarked on a two-day protest after the suspension of the City of Cape Town’s Blue Dot Taxi initiative. Insufficient budgets ended the initiative,[…]

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Syria: Deadly Turkish air strikes hit several northern border towns

INTERNATIONAL Turkish air strikes hit several towns across northern Syria, including the city of Kobane late Saturday, said Kurdish-led forces there and a Britain-based monitoring group. At least six members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and six pro-government soldiers were killed in the strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.[…]

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PSA on national public service strike from Thursday

A public service national strike could see parts of South Africa come to a standstill. The Public Servants Association (PSA) and the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa), which represent about 235, 000 public servants, will strike from Thursday. The PSA said the strike will have a serious affect[…]

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NEHAWU sticking to their guns as wage negotiations crumble

By: Aneeqa du Plessis Four more public service unions including the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu), have been issued with strike certificates. This follows failed wage talks at the public service coordinating bargaining council. Unions are against the government’s decision to unilaterally implement a 3% wage increase.[…]

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