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. […]

COSATU Western Cape calls on the President Cyril Ramaphosa to urgently intervene in the unfair cuts to the CCMA budget

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the Western Cape is disturbed and highly disappointed by Treasury’s decision to cut the budget of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration(CCMA) by R300 million over the next 3 years. Treasury reduced the budget in 2021 by R600 million for the period 2021 – 2024. That […]

Waive “no work no pay” principle, say striking UCT workers

Ground Up reports that workers from the University of Cape Town Employees Union (UCTEU) didn’t report for duty all day on Tuesday. This comes after negotiations with the university management broke down over the weekend.wAbout 150 employees marched from Sarah Baartman Hall to Bremner Building to picket outside UCT’s administrative offices. Professional, administrative and support […]

CWU ON SABC DIGITAL DEAL

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The Communications Workers Union is dismayed at the allegations in Sunday media reports about the suspension of two senior SABC Executives with a third one resigning. A News24 media report state that the Chief Operating Officer Ian Plaatjies has been suspended along the  Group Executive for Video Entertainment Merlin Naicker while  Group Executive for Sales […]

Unemployed doctors march to Department of Health

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Ground Up writes that over 80 unemployed doctors marched from UNISA campus on Longmarket Road to the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health’s offices in Langalibele Street, Pietermaritzburg, on Monday. They went to hand over their CVs and a memorandum demanding that the healthcare budget be increased to accommodate over 700 qualifying medical practitioners. The department was […]