SABC News - Strike


Neasa intensifies talks to lock-out Numsa members

Tuesday 29 July 2014 19:17

Neasa says they will keep locking out Numsa workers from their companies until salary increases in the steel and engineering industry are renegotiated.


Rand softer in cautious pre-Fed trade

Tuesday 29 July 2014 18:05

South Africa's rand fell to its lowest in a week against the dollar on Tuesday, with investors keen to minimise their risk exposure the day before a US Federal Reserve statement.


Unions sign wage deal with Seifsa

Tuesday 29 July 2014 17:53

Unions in the metal and engineering sector, including Numsa and Solidarity, have signed a wage agreement with the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation (Seifsa).


ANC prefers local buyer for Amplats mines

Tuesday 29 July 2014 16:15

South Africa's ruling African National Congress would like a local company to buy mines being sold by Anglo American Platinum.


Numsa and Seifsa agree on the annual wage increase and end of four-week strike.
Seifsa 'delighted' over Numsa wage deal

Tuesday 29 July 2014 10:15

The metal and engineering employees have been urged to report for work on Tuesday after the four weeks strike which affected the sectors ended on Monday.


The four week long strike came to an end on Monday.
Back to work for Numsa workers

Tuesday 29 July 2014 05:22

Thousands of striking workers in the steel and engineering industry are expected to report back to work on Tuesday morning.


Rand firms after end to metals strike

Tuesday 29 July 2014 05:15

Numsa said it’s over 200 000 striking members had accepted a wage offer to end a four-week stoppage in the metals sector.    


Student nurses return to college after three months

Monday 28 July 2014 18:17

Student nurses at the Mmabatho Nursing College in the North West returned to work on Monday, after three months of having been on an illegal strike and class boycott.


Numsa calls for workers to join picketing lines amid talks

Monday 28 July 2014 11:10

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on it’s striking workers to join picketing lines again on Monday.


Numsa takes wage offer to members

Sunday 27 July 2014 19:55

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA is consulting its members on the wage offer in the metal sector.


More than 200-thousand workers downed tools on July 2nd, demanding higher wages.
UASA accepts metal employers' wage deal

Thursday 24 July 2014 17:16

Labour union UASA has broadly accepted an offer for wage increases of up to 10% in the steel and engineering industry, taking about 20-thousand workers out of a three-week strike.


Over 200 000 Numsa affiliated workers have been involved in a three week long strike.
Numsa members denied permission to march

Thursday 24 July 2014 12:51

Hundreds of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members, gathered in downtown Johannesburg, have been told that they do not have permission to march.


Ramaphosa supports re-introduction of strike ballots

Thursday 24 July 2014 00:28

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says he would support the re-introduction of strike ballots.


 More than 200,000 workers affiliated to Numsa downed tools on July 2.
Numsa accuses employers of arrogance

Wednesday 23 July 2014 08:10

National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) General Secretary, Irvin Jim has accused employers in the steel and engineering industry of being arrogant.


Seifsa also says it will not sign any deal until there is a consensus on section 37 of the bargaining council rules.
Seifsa reaches conditional agreement with unions

Tuesday 22 July 2014 15:12

The three-week old strike in the steel and engineering sector could be drawing to a close after Seifsa accepted key settlement proposals by Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant.


The new proposal includes a 10% increase for lower job grades and an 8%t increase for skilled workers over the next three years.
End could be in sight for metal and engineering strike

Monday 21 July 2014 19:43

Employer body Seifsa met on Monday to mull over a facilitated settlement proposal from the labour unions.


Samwu says that security and traffic officers should be paid.
Eastern Cape Samwu threatens to go on strike

Monday 21 July 2014 17:54

Samwu has threatened to embark on a full-blown strike at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro in Port Elizabeth if what it calls salary anomalies are not addressed.


More than 200 000, metal and engineering workers downed tools at the start of the month demanding wage increases of between 12 to 15%.
Striking metalworkers lower wage demand

Sunday 20 July 2014 19:37

Labour unions representing striking South African metalworkers have submitted a lower wage demand to employers.


The Farmworkers are demanding a 10% wage increase while management is offering 7%.
Bawusa farm workers continue strike at Douglas Green Bellingham

Thursday 17 July 2014 14:33

Farm workers affiliated with the Building and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (Bawusa), have continued their strike at Douglas Green Bellingham in the Boland.


The NUM and RBP agreement was with effect from July 1 to June 30, 2017.
NUM and Royal Bafokeng sign wage deal

Thursday 17 July 2014 13:14

Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBP) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have concluded a three-year wage agreement, the company said on Thursday


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