SABC News - Strike


Cosatu, pledging its solidarity with the dismissed workers, marched to Lafarge offices on Friday.
Lafarge refuses to reinstate dismissed workers

Friday 22 July 2016 19:46

Cement producer, Lafarge, in Lichtenburg, North West, is standing its ground against dismissed workers. More than 150 workers were fired for having embarked on an illegal strike.


Numsa is demanding a 17% salary increase.
Numsa demands higher salaries at Eskom

Monday 18 July 2016 18:40

Numsa members have protested outside Eskom's head office in Johannesburg to demand higher salaries.


Metrobus drivers went on strike since last Friday after the introduction of ticket inspectors.
Metrobus strike over: union, management reach agreement

Tuesday 12 July 2016 17:29

Johannesburg Metrobus commuters can expect the service to return to normal by Wednesday afternoon.


Metrobus drivers embarked on an illegal strike last Friday saying they were unhappy with the appointment of a service provider to check valid bus tickets.
Metrobus introduces inspectors to avoid fare evasion: Tau

Tuesday 12 July 2016 15:05

Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau says the introduction of bus inspectors at Metrobus will help curb fare evasion and petty theft.


The campus has been shut down after Monday's protest action in which students and security staff barricaded all entrances.
NMM University pushes to resume academic activities

Tuesday 12 July 2016 09:15

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth is to resume talks on Tuesday to address the issues at the institution.


Metro buses have not been operational since Friday
Metro buses still not operating

Monday 11 July 2016 07:44

Metro buses in Gauteng are not operating on Monday because several drivers have embarked on an unprotected strike.


Police assured the public it would deploy security and guarantee safe passage for all employees reporting for work in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe assures public servants will be paid

Thursday 7 July 2016 06:25

Public servants, including medical doctors heeded a stay away call and cities and towns are in virtual shutdown mode.


Samwu unprotected workers strike continues in Limpopo

Thursday 9 June 2016 14:05

The continuing unprotected strike by South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) members in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, is affecting the provision of essential services.


The launch comes just over a month after the strike by Pikitup employees which left most parts of Johannesburg strewn with rubbish.
Pikitup launches Clean-Up campaign

Friday 3 June 2016 11:57

The City of Johannesburg and its waste management entity Pikitup have launched city wide Monthly Friday Clean-Up Campaign.


Striking workers block UFS main entrance

Thursday 2 June 2016 10:13

Striking workers at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein have blocked the main entrance at the institution with their vehicles.


Municipal workers at Mokopane and 179 surrounding villages in the Mogalakwena municipality are back at work after a month long strike for better wages.
Mogalakwena municipal workers back at work

Friday 27 May 2016 15:43

The workers downed tools a month ago in demand of salaries equal to those of their counterparts in other municipalities


Cape Town's MyCiti bus drivers embark on strike

Thursday 26 May 2016 12:05

Striking MyCiti bus drivers in Cape Town are demanding better working conditions from their employers.


A similar strike in 2012 forced the government to reinstate subsidies.
Protests in Nigeria ahead of fuel price increase

Wednesday 18 May 2016 21:15

Defying a court ban, hundreds of activists launched a general strike and marched through the streets of the Nigerian capital on Wednesday in protest of a planned increase in fuel prices.


Deadline looms for Parliament on Mgidlana issue

Tuesday 17 May 2016 07:35

Nehawu says parliament's failure to respond to their request to suspend Secretary to Parliament, Gengezi Mgidlana, could result in a strike.


The two-day strike was suspended because less than 1% of workers were involved.
Post Office strike suspended: CWU

Friday 6 May 2016 20:10

The Communication Workers Union has agreed to suspend its two-day strike action against the Post Office.


Pensioners protest outside parliament

Friday 6 May 2016 11:47

Scores of former Ciskei Transport Corporation employees have blocked all the main entrances of Parliament, Cape Town.


Lily Mine still generating funds

Friday 6 May 2016 05:43

Business rescue practitioner at Lily Gold Mine in Mpumalanga, Rob Deveraux says the mine is still engaging with shareholders and the private sector to get funding.


CWU says every year the South African government spend R 20 billion on the private sector postal and courier services.
All systems go for Post Office strike: CWU

Thursday 5 May 2016 07:58

The Communications Workers Union says it is all systems go for the South African Post Office (Sapo) strike on Thursday.


CWU says 90% of the post office's workforce will join its strike over salary increases, due to start on Thursday.
Post Office management to meet CWU in bid to avert strike

Wednesday 4 May 2016 08:33

South African Post Office (Sapo) management is meeting with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Wednesday morning to try to stop a postal strike.


Prasa's lawyer Andre Oosthuizen told the court that striking SATAWU members had contravened a previous court order by not returning to work.
Judgment reserved in Prasa interdict application

Tuesday 3 May 2016 17:16

The Cape Town Labour Court on Tuesday reserved judgment in an application by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa for permanent interdicts against trade union SATAWU.


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