Sassa workers held hostage released

Social grant recipients have released employees of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) after holding them hostage in Tshidilamolomo and Disaneng villages on the outskirts of Mahikeng in the North West on Wednesday. This happened after hundreds of recipients were sent back home after being told that their accounts[…]

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Shoprite workers down tools

By Wardah Wilkinson Christmas shoppers will find the Shoprite group of stores busier than usual on Friday as employees have embarked on a one day nationwide strike. Members of the South African Commercial‚ Catering and Allied Workers Union and Congress of South African Trade Unios (Saccawu) and with an expected[…]

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AshantiGold readies to retrench 8500 workers

Africa’s biggest gold miner AngloGold Ashanti is planning to retrench 8500 mine workers as part of its restructuring its South African business. The company which employs 28 000 people, says the retrenchment is part of the restructuring of the company’s production and cost base in its South African business. Economics[…]

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EFF rejects proposed minimum wage

The EFF has slammed the proposed National Minimum wage of R3500 per month, announced by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, saying that the move favours business at the expense of workers. Ramaphosa announced the findings of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) report. Among them, is a proposal of an[…]

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Parliament takes the gloves off in Nehawu strike

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete vowed to crack down on striking Nehawu workers if they disrupted any of its business again after a sitting was abandoned when they burst into the House on Tuesday. “Today they didn’t just continue with the strike, they started to embark on the type of[…]

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Look after your workers before the revolution: Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned big corporations to look after their workers otherwise they would rise up against them. “I warned about an un-led revolution in South Africa. It’s coming,” he told the Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Johannesburg on Friday. “It’s in the universities[…]

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It’s back to work for striking Parliament employees

Parliament has in principle agreed to pay striking National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) bonuses based on their annual package. However, it would be up to a task team consisting of Nehawu and Parliament management to calculate just how much this would cost the institution. Parliament Nehawu-affiliated workers[…]

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The struggle continues, Nehawu in Parly says

he National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) showed no signs of letting up as it kicked off a fifth day of striking with rousing song inside the mahogany-lined old National Assembly building on Friday. ”The struggle continues,” Disang Mocumi, Nehawu’s deputy chairperson at Parliament, told employees who were[…]

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