NEHAWU welcomes the Labour Court Order enforcing the settlement agreement of the public service strike    

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] welcomes the Labour Court judgement declaring the settlement agreement concluded at the PSCBC in 2023 following the public service strike enforceable. The public service strike was called off after the parties at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council [PSCBC] through a facilitated process entered into the […]

uShaka Marine World to close from Monday due to strike over wages

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IOL News reports that Durban’s uShaka Marine World is expected to be closed from Monday due to a strike over wages. Workers issued management with a strike notice after they reached a stalemate during wage negotiations. On Friday, uShaka CEO Ndabo Khoza, said the labour union representing staff has taken up the matter with the Commission for Conciliation […]

Reflecting on labour and community gains at the Mining Indaba

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This year’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 5-8 February, celebrated 30 years of existence with over 10,000 delegates from the mining industry, governments, civil society organisations, and trade unions. Dialogues and conversations took place under the theme “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining.” In the opening address […]

UCT Employees Union to go on strike on Thursday

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Ground Up reports that the University of Cape Town Employees Union (UCTEU) is planning to strike on Thursday after failed negotiations with the university management. In the strike notice issued on Tuesday, the union’s executive committee said that it has “exhausted all avenues of a non-strike resolution to our dispute and demands” and was left […]

Mining Indaba: Labour experts warn against excluding labour unions amid industry tensions

EWN reports that Labour experts at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town have warned that it’s bad for businesses to lock labour unions out as tensions in the industry persist. The latest warning comes hot on the heels of several disruptive strikes seen by the industry last year. This includes hostage dramas that gripped the […]

Government does not have the money to employ South Africa’s nearly 700 unemployed doctors, says Health Minister

IOL News reports that “the government just does not have the money,” was the short answer by Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla on the critical issue of unemployment among medical professionals in South Africa. Speaking at a press briefing on Monday, Phaahla said that this year, the South African Medical Association and its trade union counterpart submitted the […]

NUM welcomes the settlement agreement reached over Optimum Coal Mine

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The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) welcomes the settlement agreement reached over Optimum Coal Mine and Optimum Coal Terminal as settled in front of and ordered by the North Gauteng High Court. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Liberty Coal reached settlement agreement that will result in saving over five hundred jobs at Optimum […]

COSATU welcomes government’s announcement of a new mineral rights application system

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) welcomes government’s announcement of a new mineral rights application system (cadastral).  This has been a long outstanding matter of massive concern to the Federation and our affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), workers in the value chains and mining communities across South Africa.  COSATU shares the […]

Fishing companies take Creecy to court over quotas

GroundUp writes that about 12 companies are taking Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy to court following the conclusion of the commercial fishing rights appeals process at the end of 2023. The companies are, in separate matters, opposing the refusal of 15-year commercial fishing rights, saying that the decisions were unlawful, and […]