Farmworker shareholder model beset with problems, research finds

TimesLive reports that the ambition of farmworker equity schemes, aimed at incorporating workers into farm businesses and socially uplifting them, has not been fulfilled. This is one of the findings by Corruption Watch in its report on the intersection of land corruption and discrimination. Corruption Watch said this year it interviewed 35 members of eight farm […]

SADTU to train special needs school principals

The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) will hold a training workshop for school principals from special needs schools to focus particularly on the recent legislative amendments regarding sexual offences – Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and related Matters) Amendment Act of 2021 which came into operation on 31 July 2022. This legislation has, among others, […]

Families of Lily Mine collapse victims seek criminal investigations

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SABC News reports that the families of the three Lily Mine workers who were trapped underground when the mine caved in, in 2016, are calling for criminal investigations to be instituted against the Lily Mine management. This after the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga handed down a judgment into the inquest of the Lily Mine disaster. […]

Cosatu demands safety in Health Centres under OR Tambo

News24 writes that members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) celebrated International Day for Decent Work by marching to Gate Way Clinic in Mthatha, where they handed over a petition to the MEC for the Department of Health, Nomakhosazana Meth, demanding security, recently. COSATU secretary of the OR Tambo Region, Pumla Mzantsi, […]

KZN teachers march for safety at schools

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Groundup writes that more than 600 teachers marched to the Durban City hall under the banner of the South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) on Friday. They were protesting for better safety for teachers at schools. SADTU provincial secretary Nomarashiya Caluza said the provincial government must take responsibility for the state of the province’s schools. […]

ICASA employees accept 5% increase, R20K cash

Itweb reports that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) and the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) have agreed to end the strike that had lasted seven days.The dispute between the telecoms regulator and labour body stemmed from failing to reach an agreement over salary increases for the 2023/24 financial year. While […]

INTENSE PUBLIC SERVICE WAGE TALKS COULD SEE UNIONS CLINCH 2-YEAR DEAL WITH GOVT

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EWN writes that Public service unions are close to clinching a two-year wage deal with government following tumultuous negotiations at the public service negotiating bargaining council. The deal would include an average increase of 7.5% in the first year. Disputes over the 2022/23 financial year were finally settled recently, paving the way for the current […]