SABC News - Strike


Strike halts production at Mpumalanga timber company

Friday 23 January 2015 14:44

Industrial strike action at timber company Timrite in Mpumalanga is costing the company millions of rands. The strike is on its 5th day.


Mineworkers allege that the management is tampering with recruitment policies.
Northam Platinum strike talks deadlocked

Monday 19 January 2015 18:56

The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) has met with over 5 000 of its members at Zondereinde mine in Limpopo to try and defuse the impasse between the union and mine management.


SA business confidence drops

Tuesday 13 January 2015 09:06

SACCI have recently released a report that indicates that business confidence has dropped to its lowest point since July 2014.


Higher Education to tackle NSFAS funding issues

Tuesday 6 January 2015 12:43

The Higher Education Department says it will deploy officials to help in the administration of funds to students at all universities.


Limpopo Health Department down plays medicine theft reports

Monday 5 January 2015 15:26

The Limpopo Health Department has denied a weekend report of an apparent theft of medicine at the Musina hospital.


Solidarity says non-striking have forfeited half of their packages.
Non-striking mineworkers are prejudiced: Solidarity

Wednesday 11 June 2014 08:20

Trade Union, Solidarity is set to file an urgent application with the Constitutional Court in a bid to restore the right to work for non-striking workers in the platinum mining sector


Gill Marcus believes a recession is unlikely.
Marcus warns export figures will be affected by mine strike

Wednesday 11 June 2014 05:48

SA Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus warned that export figures will be affected if the almost five-month-old strike in the platinum mining sector continues.


'Platinum strike not good for investor confidence': Marcus

Tuesday 10 June 2014 15:12

SA Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus warned on Tuesday that export figures will be affected if the almost five-month-old platinum mining sector strike continues.


Amcu workers are demanding for a R 12 500 basic monthly salary.
Mining companies can’t afford union's demands: Economist

Tuesday 10 June 2014 09:20

Investment Solutions chief strategist, Chris Hart says South Africa’s reputation has been wrecked by the strike in the platinum sector.


Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said two days ago that if Monday's talks fail to break the deadlock he'd throw in the towel.
Latest talks to end platinum strike collapses

Monday 9 June 2014 20:20

The make or break meeting between Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, platinum bosses and Amcu has ended with no agreement to end the five month strike.


Sao Paulo Metro workers clashed with the police during a strike.
Sao Paulo metro strike to continue despite court ruling

Monday 9 June 2014 12:10

Sao Paulo's metro workers voted to stay off work for a fifth day on Monday even after a court declared the strike illegal, complicating preparations for the World Cup opening match.


South African mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi says he hopes a solution will be found in the Amplats strike on Monday.
"Enough work done" to resolve SA mines strike: Minister

Saturday 7 June 2014 12:33

Mining Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said on Saturday he had "done enough work" in mediating between the AMCU and the world's top three platinum firms.


Sugar strike ends  

Friday 6 June 2014 20:09

The strike in the sugar industry has ended after a settlement agreement was reached on Friday, the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) said.


Mr. X will testify at Marikana Commission of Inquiry about how the striking mine workers used muti.
Marikana Inquiry adjourned until Tuesday

Friday 6 June 2014 15:54

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has adjourned until next week Tuesday.


Hopes for quick end to platinum strike fading

Thursday 5 June 2014 20:50

Hopes for a quick end to the five-month-long strike in the platinum industry are fading.


The strike in sugar industry is entering its second week.
Davies calls for an end to sugar strike

Thursday 5 June 2014 20:14

Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, has called on worker's unions and the employers in the sugar industry to find one another and arrive at an agreement that will end the two week strike.


SARB raises alarm over platinum mines strike

Thursday 5 June 2014 20:03

South Africa’s Reserve Bank (SARB) has expressed concerns at the ongoing five month old strike at the platinum mines, saying it will damage the economy.


Numsa threatens full blown strike in July

Thursday 5 June 2014 15:23

Numsa has announced that it might embark on a full blown strike from the beginning of next month.


Striking miners steadfast in their demand: Mathunjwa

Wednesday 4 June 2014 21:13

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has tabled a proposal to break the five-month platinum strike.


Workers in the sugar industry are demanding for an 11% pay increase while the industry is offering 8.5%.
Talks to end sugar strike to continue on Thursday

Wednesday 4 June 2014 15:05

The country's four sugar producers and labour representative are expected to meet in Durban on Thursday to continue with salary CCMA led negotiations aimed at ending the on-going strike.


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