NEHAWU on the strike action at Nelson Mandela University and University of Pretoria

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] condemns the reluctance displayed by the management of the Nelson Mandela University [NMU] and the University of Pretoria [UP] respectively on the ongoing strike actions. As NEHAWU, we are extremely disappointed by the failure of the managements of both NMU and UP to resolve the genuine demands […]

Sibanye-Stillwater to retrench 852 at PGM mines in SA

Miningmx reports that Sibanye-Stillwater is to retrench 852 full time employees and contractors at its South African platinum group metals (PGM) mines, it announced on Friday. This follows the conclusion of Section 189 negotiations held in terms of the Labour Relations Act with unions and other affected parties. Sibanye-Stillwater said in October up to 4,905 employees were […]

NUM not taking lightly the plans unveiled by Anglo Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore to retrench mineworkers

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is highly perturbed and disappointed by the evil and anti-worker postures taken by the Anglo Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore to retrench closer to 5 000 poor mineworkers.  Anglo Platinum mine on Monday issued a section 189A notice that it will retrench 3 712 full time employees across various […]

The government needs to increase the SRD grant – Cosatu

Business Report reports that Cosatu welcomed the government’s announcement this week of its intention to extend the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) grant for an additional year to March 2025. This will provide welcome comfort for the up to eight million unemployed persons who have been receiving this critical poverty alleviation relief. The SRD grant […]

Project workers in De Vrede in limbo after contractor goes AWOL

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Capricorn FM reports that a group of workers in De Vrede under the Blouberg Local Municipality have raised concerns that a contractor responsible for a water connection project has not returned to work after closing the business for the festive season last year. One of the workers says the R38.6 million water project meant to […]

Amplats weighs cutting 3700 jobs

Moneyweb writes that Anglo American Platinum has proposed a restructuring that may affect 3 700 jobs across its South African operations, as plummeting metal prices squeeze profits. The potential cuts impact about 17% of the workforce at the company known as Amplats, plus more than 600 firms whose contracts with the miner are to be […]

NEHAWU welcomes the Labour Court Order reinstating our members at the Department of Water and Sanitation

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the Labour Court order enforcing the reinstatement of 24 members of the union, who were dismissed by the Department of Water and Sanitation following the 2018 strike. In March 2018, as NEHAWU, we embarked on a strike action across all workplaces of the Department of […]

Wage negotiations in bus sector hit deadlock

EWN writes that wage negotiations in the bus passenger sector have deadlocked following a series of failed talks. This after bosses in the sector offered workers organised by transport union, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) four times less than their wage demands. Negotiations for the 2024/2025 financial year kicked off in January. […]