SABC News - 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.


Neasa rejected the 10% wage increase agreement this week.
Govt won’t intervene in Neasa lock-out

Friday 1 August 2014 09:05

The Labour Department says it is not going to intervene in the lock-out of workers by the National Employers’ Association of South Africa’s (Neasa’s) members.


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.    


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