Eskom’s wage talks head for fourth round amid deadlock

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Business Report writes that Eskom wage negotiations are heading for the fourth round in June after talks deadlocked as three workers unions rejected the employers’ revised final offer of 5.25% increases. This comes as the power utility and its three recognised trade unions – National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), National Union of Metalworkers of South […]

Nurses protest against staff shortage

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GroundUp reports that Almost 100 former nurses at Jubilee District Hospital in Hammanskraal are calling on the Gauteng Department of Health to employ them permanently. Originally contracted in July 2020 to deal with the Covid pandemic, their employment contracts were periodically renewed but terminated at the end of March 2023. The nurses have been sitting […]

Samwu halts Sol protest

DFA reports that members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have returned to work at Sol Plaatje Municipality following a two-day “tools down” action over workers’ grievances. Workers gathered at the civic centre on Wednesday after a promised local labour forum (LLF) meeting took place on Tuesday afternoon. During the meeting it was […]

SAMWU to embark on a protected strike

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The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) will be embarking on an indefinite protected strike against the George Municipality. This is after the parties reached a deadlock on negotiations through the Local Labour Forum (LLF) as an extension of the South African Local Bargaining Council (SALGBC). The negotiations go as far back as 2019/2020 on […]

Western Cape partners with private sector for youth job creation

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SABC News reports that the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism, in partnership with 12 employers in the private sector, say they are on a drive to place in jobs about 5 000 young people this year alone. The partnership says about a thousand young people were matched to job opportunities during the launch […]

COSATU GAUTENG MOURNS THE PASSING OF COMRADE JOE MPISI

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Gauteng is saddened by the passing of Cde Joe Mpisi, a true revolutionary, an activist, and a trade unionist par excellence. Comrade Mpisi served diligently in various positions. He was the former Provincial Chairperson of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU) in Gauteng as […]

SA has 20,000 unemployed nurses ready to alleviate pressure in public health facilities, says Denosa

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News24 reports that as the world commemorated International Nurses Day on 12 May, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA (Denosa) raised concerns about the shortage of nurses in public health facilities. Denosa spokesperson Sibongiseni Delihlazo said that according to research conducted by the trade union, there were 20,000 unemployed nurses sitting at home. Delihlazo indicated: “The […]