Strike

Cosatu backs Huguenot Tunnel strike

Cosatu in the Western Cape said on Monday it was throwing its weight behind the Huguenot Tunnel workers who are currently on strike. The workers went on strike on June 25 after talks collapsed between the employer (Tolcon) and the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu). Talks were facilitated[…]

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I should have intervened earlier, De Lille tells strikers

Mayor Patricia de Lille told Samwu strikers on Monday that the City had failed to resolve all the problems regarding workers, admitting she should have intervened earlier. “A committee of unions is invited to my office to address outstanding issues not yet resolved. These include grievances about allowances for pregnant[…]

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Samwu fed up with working conditions

Thousands of municipality workers in the Western Cape took to various municipal offices in full force on Monday in a demonstration demanding better working conditions and wage increases. The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) said it was forced to down tools as wage negotiations with the City of Cape[…]

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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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Satawu to stage protest

The South African Transport and Allied Union (Satawu) will be staging a demonstration in the next 24 hours if their request for mediation with bus operating company Transpeninsula is not addressed by the City of Cape Town. Satawu Western Cape provincial secretary Thembela Dakufe said the City remains averse to[…]

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Drone strike kills ISIS recruiter

The top recruiter for the Islamic State group in Afghanistan was killed by a drone strike Monday along with at least four other fighters, local officials said, marking the first such attack on the extremist group in a volatile country where it has a small but growing following. The deputy governor[…]

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MyCiti strike continues

A strike by MyCiti bus drivers entered its sixth day in Cape Town on Monday, the city said. “Transport for Cape Town, the city’s transport authority, is carefully monitoring the strike by bus drivers who are members of the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) and employed by TPI,”[…]

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Myciti drivers’ strike continues

The strike by MyCiti bus drivers is set to continue, the City of Cape Town said on Wednesday. “The City of Cape Town has been informed that the strike by bus drivers who are employed by the Transpeninsula Investments (TPI) vehicle operating company (VOC) is continuing,” mayoral committee member for[…]

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Northam Platinum workers continue strike

Mine workers will continue striking at Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde mine in Limpopo despite a court interdict ordering them to return to work, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Friday. “They are continuing with the strike and they are also aware of the interdict,” said acting national spokesman Livhuwani[…]

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Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

The Gaza health ministry has announced a state of emergency in hospitals and medical centres across the besieged Palestinian enclave, as top officials warned that basic services may soon be cut as a result of dwindling medical supplies and unpaid wages. Dr Yousef Abu Elrish, head of the higher committee[…]

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