SABC News - Strike


Rand Water, Samwu wage deal brings relief

Sunday 23 August 2015 12:59

The threat of looming water shortages in Gauteng has finally ended, after municipal union, Samwu, called off their planned strike.


Lonmin held an inter-denominational prayer service at its offices in memory of the miners killed during the Marikana tragedy.
Lonmin not happy with political meddling in Marikana tragedy

Friday 14 August 2015 21:34

Lonmin Platinum Mine has accused political parties of interfering in matters relating to the 2012 Marikana tragedy.


Ghana doctors likely to call off strike, union says

Friday 14 August 2015 14:30

Ghana's doctors are likely to call off a strike that is seen as an early test of the government's ability to hold to the terms of an IMF programme.


Gold wage talks collapse, crippling strike imminent

Thursday 13 August 2015 20:00

Gold mining wage negotiations collapsed on Wednesday after employers failed to reach an agreement with the NUM and the Amcu.


NUM has warned that they will strike if mining companies continue to retrench its members.
Analysts raise alarms over NUM strike threat

Saturday 8 August 2015 09:01

Analysts have warned that the NUM threats to strike over planned retrenchments will put mining companies under further pressure.


NUM members say the wage offer is a cash allowance that could fall off after the period of the agreement lapses.
NUM reject wage offer: Sources

Monday 3 August 2015 17:03

Some members of the NUM rejected a pay hike of up to 17% by gold producers, according to a union source.


North West Sadtu threatens strike action

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:36

Sadtu in the North West has threatened strike action if a myriad of demands made to the provincial government aren't met.


MTN's strike could have detrimental effect: CWU

Monday 20 July 2015 14:17

CWU's general secretary, Aubrey Tshabalala, says there is concern that the lengthy strike at cell phone service provider, MTN, could have a detrimental effect on the company.


Back to work for MTN staff

Monday 20 July 2015 09:00

Employees, who are members of the Communications Workers' Union at MTN, are expected to resume work on Monday.


 Members of the Public Order Policing Unit have been deployed to the area.
Police fire rubber bullets at Twickenham platinum miners

Saturday 4 July 2015 12:08

Police have used rubber bullets to disperse protesting workers at Twickenham platinum mine near Burgersfort, Limpopo.


Autopax and taxi operators are in the mist of having a meeting regarding resolving the issues of routes.
More than 300 Putco bus drivers to be jobless

Wednesday 1 July 2015 11:28

About 330 Putco bus drivers could lose their jobs if an agreement is not reached between the bus operator and the Gauteng Transport department.


MTN strike not over yet

Tuesday 30 June 2015 16:10

Strike action against South Africa’s second-biggest mobile network MTN [JSE:MTN] has not ended yet, the company confirmed on Tuesday.


The death of 44 people during a strike in Marikana has been described as a tragedy.
Marikana findings seen as 'wake up call' for mining sector

Saturday 27 June 2015 07:20

Legal experts say the mining sector should draw important lessons from the findings of the Marikana report.


Damaging wage strike at MTN enters 4th week

Monday 15 June 2015 19:54

A strike over higher pay at South African mobile phone operator MTN Group stretched into its fourth week on Monday, disrupting the supply of some new mobile phones.


South African public sector unions withdraw from govt wage deal

Friday 12 June 2015 05:47

South African public sector unions have withdrawn from a wage deal and threatened to strike after the government decided to "unilaterally implement" a lower pay offer.


AMCU reiterates demand for a living wage

Monday 8 June 2015 08:12

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union has stressed that it's merely demanding a living wage.


 Amcu is threatening to go on strike action if its demands are not met.
Wage talks in gold mining industry to commence

Monday 8 June 2015 06:00

Wage talks in the gold mining industry will start in Johannesburg this week with labour union Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) threatening to embark on a strike.


The miners were dismissed in 2009 after embarking on an illegal strike.
Former Aquarius miners living in poverty, dying from diseases

Saturday 6 June 2015 19:45

Former Aquarius Mine employees are languishing in poverty and dying of chronic diseases. The miners were dismissed in 2009 after embarking on an illegal strike.


Wits sit-in over

Friday 29 May 2015 17:33

The two day sit-in by students and unemployed workers at the offices of the University of the Witwatersrand Vice-Chancellor, Prof Adam Habib is over.


 On Wednesday, the union shop stewards demonstrated outside Salga’s offices in Bellville where negotiations were taking place.
Salga, Samwu wage talks continue

Thursday 28 May 2015 06:04

Wage negotiations between the South African Local Government Association (Salga) and the South African Municipal Workers' Union (Samwu) will resume on Thursday.


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