Labour unions say University of South Africa (UNISA) management is playing hide and seek with them. UNISA employees have been on strike since last week demanding a salary increase. They are demanding an 8% wage increase but the university is offering 6.3%. National, Education, Health and Allied Workers Union NEHAWU’s[…]
Public health workers in Hong Kong have escalated a strike to demand the total closure of the border with mainland China as the semi-autonomous Chinese territory reported the first death from the novel coronavirus . The hospital workers’ union said more than 7,000 hospital employees have walked off the job[…]
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is expected to hold a media briefing in Johannesburg on Friday. This follows reports that the union and the South African Cabin Crew Association have reached an agreement with South African Airways (SAA) after lengthy wage negotiations. According to the reports, SAA management has agreed[…]
At a meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), Gordhan reportedly told the unions, as well as South African Airways executives, that national government would not get involved in the current wage dispute.[…]
South African Airways (SAA) resumed its international flights on Sunday. With regards to the domestic flights, they say Mango airlines as well as SA Express have increased capacity as part of the contingency plan to help SAA customers. SA Air Link will be assisting in the SADC region. Earlier, SAA[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South African Airways (SAA) management and unions to urgently seek solutions to their labour dispute. SAA has cancelled nearly all domestic, regional and international flights on Friday and on Saturday following an announcement by the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Metalworkers[…]
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has advised people who intend to fly that its members at Airchefs will embark on a strike if the Labour Court in Johannesburg rules in favour of the union on Monday. Members affiliated to NUMSA opted to down tools after the withdrawal of[…]
Wage negotiations in the private security sector remain deadlocked and a strike by security guards across the country is likely. The Democratised Transport Logistics and Allied Workers Union (Detawu) and South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) are among the unions heading to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and[…]
The country’s largest financial union is planning a major strike to take place at the end of this month. Tools will be downed as Sasbo members prepare to protest over planned retrenchments in the banking sector. Sasbo – or the South African Society of Bank Officials – is 73 000[…]
By Tauhierah Salie Commuters should brace themselves for chaos on Cape Town’s public transport system on Friday, as the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the United National Transport Union (Untu) are expected to embark on a nationwide strike. Speaking to VOC, the deputy-general secretary of Fedusa, Riefdah Ajam,[…]
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