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The strike has led to the burning of the historic city hall in Bloemfontein and the damaging of other municipal and business property earlier this week.
ANC appeals for an end to Bloemfontein unrests

Friday 23 June 2017 07:55

The African National Congress in the Mangaung region has broken its silence about the on-going unrest involving municipal workers in Bloemfontein.


Three nabbed following Bloemfontein city hall fire

Thursday 22 June 2017 11:28

Trade union Samwu says it's aware that three of its members have been arrested following a fire at the Bloemfontein city hall.


The drivers were due to march to the after a lengthy turf war with Uber operators.
No sign of metered taxi strike

Thursday 22 June 2017 10:18

Johannesburg Metro police say there is no sign of a metered taxi strike in the city.


Bereaved families have been left frustrated because of the backlog in postmortems that haven't been performed.
Most of workers' demands met: Health MEC

Monday 19 June 2017 09:00

Nehawu says it is still open to negotiate with the Gauteng Health Department over forensic pathology assistants' work demands at government mortuaries.


Under the new agreement workers on Saturday shift will get a day off in the week.
Home Affairs operations back to normal following strike

Monday 19 June 2017 06:39

The Home Affairs Department has given the assurance that its offices across the country will operate normally on Monday.


The workers complained of poor working conditions, the cancellation of danger pay and low salaries.
End in sight to Diepkloof forensic pathology strike

Monday 12 June 2017 14:21

The Gauteng Health Department says it has agreed in principle with the Diepkloof forensic pathology employees in Soweto to end their go slow.  


The workers are expected back following a three week strike.
Mangaung metro workers expected back at work

Monday 12 June 2017 06:02

Mangaung Metro Samwu employees in Bloemfontein are expected back at work on Monday following a three-week long strike.


Municipal workers have been on strike since May 17.
Talks between Samwu, Mangaung Metro remain deadlocked

Wednesday 7 June 2017 20:27

Talks between Samwu and the Mangaung Metro have deadlocked, resulting in essential services remaining badly affected.


Traffic chaos amid Durban taxi strike

Wednesday 31 May 2017 09:19

Police have been deployed in the greater Ethekwini Region in KwaZulu-Natal as members of taxi organisations, Santaco, embark on a strike.


 The cabin crew staff went on strike over meal allowances.
Back to work for SAA cabin crew members

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:25

Members of the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) will return to work on Thursday following a Labour Court ruling putting an end to a strike at South African Airways (SAA).


SAA cabin crew members embarked on strike action on Wednesday morning.
SAA cancels 32 flights as cabin crew strike intensifies

Wednesday 26 April 2017 14:40

South African Airways said on Wednesday that it had cancelled 32 flights because of the cabin crew strike.


Samwu, municipality clash over salary deductions

Wednesday 26 April 2017 12:15

Samwu has accused management of the Bushbuckridge Municipality of deducting money from their members’ salaries without their knowledge.


Commuters were left stranded during the week when bus drivers downed tools.
Numsa agrees to 'sell-out deal' after bus strike

Saturday 15 April 2017 16:58

Metal Workers' Union, Numsa, says it has decided to agree to what it calls ' a sell-out deal' for a 9% wage increase in the passenger bus sector.


Thousands of commuters were left stranded in the last two days, due to the wage dispute. Workers were demanding a 12% wage increase, while the employer was offering 7%.
Bus strike called off

Friday 14 April 2017 14:35

Parties agreed to call off the strike and the formal agreement setting out the terms and the conditions of the of the agreement will be signed next week.


Commuters have been left stranded as a result of the bus strike.
Transport dept concerned about bus strike

Thursday 13 April 2017 19:28

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi has expressed concern over repeated deadlocks in talks to end a crippling passenger bus strike.


Unions issue ultimatum in bus drivers' wage deadlock

Tuesday 11 April 2017 06:00

Unions representing bus drivers have given their employers until Tuesday afternoon to engage them if the looming nationwide strike is to be averted.


Russia, Iran condemn US air strike in Syria

Friday 7 April 2017 11:45

Russia and Iran condemned a US strike on a Syrian airbase on Friday as Australia, Britain and Turkey gave their support.


Nehawu strike worries Limpopo doctors

Thursday 23 March 2017 10:25

Doctors in Limpopo have expressed concern over the Nehawu strike by workers at some hospitals and clinics in the province.


Striking Kenyan doctors defy government, will not resume work

Wednesday 8 March 2017 17:46

Kenya's state sector doctors, who have been on strike for three months, said on Wednesday they would not resume work after a government order the day before.


The doctor’s strike, which began in December, has provoked anger among Kenyans and put pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta's government ahead an election in August.
Striking Kenyan doctors ordered to go back to work

Wednesday 8 March 2017 09:05

The Kenyan government has ordered striking doctors to resume work and announced that it has withdrawn a 50% pay increment after talks to resolve the strike failed.


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