SABC News - Strike


 Barnard Mokwena was Lonmin's executive president of human capital and external affairs at the time of a strike in 2012.
Lonmin employee defends 'faceless' comment

Monday 15 September 2014 18:01

A senior Lonmin employee had to defend calling Marikana strikers "faceless", at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Monday.


TUT had decided that the academic programme would have to resume on Wednesday.
TUT suspends SRC

Monday 15 September 2014 17:40

Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has suspended its Student Representative Council, it said on Monday.


Over 40 paramedics have been suspended by the Mpumalanga Department of Health.
40 paramedics suspended after strike

Monday 15 September 2014 15:21

Over 40 paramedics have been suspended by the Mpumalanga department of Health.


EMS paramedics are amongst the strikers demanding overtime payments and salary increases.
Mpumalanga promises firm action against striking parademics

Friday 12 September 2014 16:20

The Mpumalanga government says firm action will be taken against more than 100 paramedics that have embarked on strike action in Mbombela.


The Communication Workers Union wants all casual workers at the Post Office to be permanently employed.
More woes amid Post Office strike

Thursday 11 September 2014 16:53

It's emerged that the Post Office management has begun dismissing casual workers who are currently on strike.


Neasa was adamant it would continue to support the lock-out until its demands were sufficiently considered.
Numsa loses lock-out legal bid

Monday 8 September 2014 14:44

Numsa's application to the Labour Court in Johannesburg, to declare the lock-out being conducted by Neasa illegal, was dismissed with costs on Monday, the association said.


Cees De Rover says deadly R5 rifles should not be used by police in dealing with public order situations.
Police criticised for using live ammunition in Marikana

Thursday 4 September 2014 19:11

A third policing expert has criticised the police for their use of live ammunition in confronting striking Marikana miners in 2012.


Part-time employees embarked on an illegal strike last month demanding salary increases.
On-going Post Office strike to cause further delays

Wednesday 3 September 2014 18:15

The Post Office says customers should expect further delays in the delivery of mail and parcels in Gauteng due to an on-going strike.


Suzan Shabangu will shed light to the commission about her role during the violent strike by Lonmin mineworkers in August 2012.
Former minister of Minerals to take the stand at Marikana Inquiry

Tuesday 26 August 2014 06:50

Former minister of Minerals and Energy, Suzan Shabangu, is expected to take the stand at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry hearing in Centurion on Tuesday.


Lonmin aims to cut up to 5 700 jobs

Monday 25 August 2014 16:29

Platinum producer Lonmin aims to cut around 5 700 jobs, about 21% of its South African workforce, as part of a drive to restore profits after a five-month wage strike this year.


Shadrack Mtshamba will conclude his testimony today at the commission, he is one of the hundreds of Lonmin mineworkers who took part in the fatal strike in 2012.
Lomnin employee to wrap up Marikana testimony

Monday 25 August 2014 08:01

Lonmin mineworker, Shadrack Mtshamba will conclude his testimony Monday in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.


Recent violent strikes could be the result of SA Labour laws

Thursday 21 August 2014 11:20

The National Employers' Association of SA says labour laws contribute to the prolonged and violent strikes experienced in various industries recently.


Gautrain bus services resume

Thursday 21 August 2014 07:37

All Gautrain bus services will be operational on Thursday after a wildcat strike was averted by employer, Bombela.


I still have nightmares: Miner  

Monday 18 August 2014 20:41

Lonmin mineworker, Shadrack Mtshamba, says the shooting of his colleagues in Marikana in 2012 has left him traumatised with nightmares.


The future of Generations still intact

Monday 18 August 2014 18:58

SABC spokesperson, Kaizer Kganyago says the show will go on.  


PE electricity strike over

Thursday 14 August 2014 20:24

The strike at the Electricity and Energy directorate in Munilak in Port Elizabeth is over.


Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant says the integrity of labour negotiations needs to be revived.
Oliphant looks into causes of strike action

Thursday 14 August 2014 14:43

Lack of transformation, socio-economic equity, mutual respect, and trust are some of the factors which led to lengthy strikes in the platinum belt and the metal and engineering sector, says minister.


Last week, SAMA urged the disputing parties to end the strike.
Striking Medunsa students expected back in class

Monday 11 August 2014 08:47

Students are expected to return to campus and resume their classes after suspending their two week long class boycott at the University of Limpopo's Medunsa Ga-Rankuwa campus, north of Pretoria.


Students have been on strike for two weeks, demanding a 100% funding by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.
Academic programme remains suspended at Medunsa

Thursday 7 August 2014 13:41

Academic programmes remain suspended at the Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa) in Ga-Rankuwa north of Pretoria.  


Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says the main beneficiaries of the country's 20 years of democracy had been the billionaires who owned industries.
Metals employers "greedy": Vavi

Saturday 2 August 2014 15:32

Employers in the engineering and metals sector who refuse to sign a wage settlement are greedy, Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Saturday.


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