WC GOVT DECLARES A DISPUTE WITH NATIONAL GOVT OVER PUBLIC WAGE AGREEMENT

EWN writes that the Western Cape government has taken the public wage agreement fight to National Treasury, by declaring a dispute with national government to secure funding for the public sector salary increases. The announcement was made by Finance MEC Mireille Wenger during the province’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in the legislature on Tuesday. Wenger […]

Tshwane workers end four-month strike

BL Premium reports that the four-month illegal work stoppage by City of Tshwane mtro employees, which saw municipal property such as garbage trucks and other infrastructure vandalised and destroyed, is over. Workers who downed tools in July demanding higher wages elected on Monday to abandon the strike action and returned to their work stations after the […]

Thousands of jobs at risk as ArcelorMittal shuts Newcastle, Vereeniging operations

Fin24 reports that thousands of employees will lose their jobs after ArcelorMittal South Africa announced that it is putting its major Newcastle and Vereeniging long steel operations in care and maintenance due to a lack of demand. The steelmaker cited high logistical and transportation costs, energy prices and load shedding as reasons for giving up […]

11 MINEWORKERS DIE IN ‘SERIOUS SAFETY INCIDENT’, CONFIRMS IMPALA PLATINUM

EWN reports that eleven miners have died at Impala Platinum Mine in Rustenburg. The mineworkers were trapped underground on Monday afternoon following what Implats has described as “a serious safety incident” at its 11 Shaft operation. The deadly incident involved a winder rope that the company has further explained “connects the personnel conveyance which hoists […]

COSATU welcomes parliament’s approval of two-pot retirement system

SABC News reports that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has expressed its support for Parliament’s decision to pass the two-pot retirement system Bill, which allows for one withdrawal per year before retirement. Under the new system, South Africans will be able to access 10% of their pension savings starting from March 1, 2024. […]

Galaxy Gold Mine employees protest over imminent retrenchments

SABC News writes that employees of Galaxy Gold Mine, also known as Agnes Gold Mine, in Barberton, Mpumalanga, are still protesting inside the company’s premises over imminent retrenchments. They allege that the company has informed them that it will retrench about 70 of the 306 mineworkers due to low commodity prices. One concerned employee who […]

NEHAWU welcomes CCMA ruling on unfair suspension of our members at UNISA

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the ruling of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration [CCMA] in the matter between seven of our members and the University of South Africa [UNISA]. On the 27th June 2022, UNISA unfairly suspended seven of our members on frivolous allegations of intimidation during our […]

The NUM has taken a decision to terminate the closed shop agreement at Gold One Mine in Springs

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has consciously and deliberately taken a decision to terminate the closed-shop agreement at Modder East Gold One Mine in Springs. The NUM has taken a responsible decision or position to safeguard the jobs and save the lives of innocent workers. There is a legitimate concern that if the violent […]