POPCRU rejects 4.7% wage increase

EWN reports that Police union POPCRU (Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union) has rejected a proposed 4.7% wage increase. According to the union, the increase, which it rejected in 2023, falls far below inflation, which currently sits at 5.6%. POPCRU is accusing government of being arrogant towards public service workers. It added that unhappy members […]

COSATU rejects the proposed closure of 235 Post Office Branches

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) rejects the proposed closure of 235 Post Office Branches out of its existing 1 023 Branches of which currently 894 are operational. The Federation has been appalled by the shocking conditions imposed upon the 14 000 hardworking Post Office employees over the past few years.  Forcing workers to take devastating 40% salary cuts whilst the management […]


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The Communication Workers Union is extremely disappointed at the continuous undermining of the collective bargaining agreement by the SABC. The SABC Board and management continue to operate in bad faith playing delaying tactics in the 2023/2024 wage dispute. It took CWU three months to finalise the picketing rules and to be issued with a certificate […]

Unemployed agriculture graduates dumped by department plead with Ramaphosa for intervention

The Star reports that over 5000 assistant agricultural practitioners (AAP) left hanging after the Department of Agriculture and Land reform terminated graduates’ contracts, are hoping that the president will come to their aid and reinstate them to their jobs. The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development developed a program for three months to […]

SAMWU and Matjhabeng Local Municipality negotiations

News24 reports that a stalemate between municipal workers and management has reached crisis proportions, with management rejecting a hard-negotiated settlement. The workers declared they stand united and will fight until the end. They state they will also withhold their vote on 29 May unless Thaduxolo Khalipha is removed as executive mayor of the Matjhabeng Local […]

COSATU eagerly awaits implementation of two-pot retirement system

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EWN writes the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) says it is eagerly awaiting the implementation of the new two-pot retirement regime. From 1 September, pension fund members will be allowed to access the savings portion of their pension, once a year. On Monday, the National Treasury published amendments to legislation governing the retirement funds of […]


The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has reached an agreement with the University of Pretoria after a protracted strike characterised by highhandedness by the untransformed university management. The agreement was signed today, Monday 11th March 2024. The parties agreed on the following: ● That the Employer will positively adjust the salaries of employees […]

Judgment upholds right to work

IOL News reports that a recent judgment by the Labour Court confirmed the current untenable position that many working-class South Africans find themselves in: being unable to retire comfortably at the standard age, and thus having to work beyond retirement. In Seokwane v Bidvest Prestige Cleaning Services, the Labour Court found that a general worker […]