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Farmworkers suffer as corporations coin it 2018-06-21 [Business Report]

School robberies: Sadtu concerned, department offers reward 2018-06-20 [News24]

Volunteer medics robbed at gunpoint in Cape Town 2018-06-11 [News24]

City of Cape Town sets aside R45m to recruit new metro police, traffic officials 2018-06-07 [Eyewitness News]

“No toilets equals crap wine” farm workers warn 2018-06-04 [GroundUp]

Workers’ strike at WSU halts exams 2018-06-02 [Eyewitness News]

Our rights are routinely violated by farmers, say frustrated women farmworkers 2018-06-01 [Daily Maverick]

Minister to reopen Cape Town Iron and Steel Works plant 2018-05-30 [Engineering News]

Two in court after 10 die in Cape Town taxi attacks 2018-05-30 [The Citizen]

10 taxi driver killings at weekend trigger fear 2018-05-28 [Cape Times]

Chaos as Uber, metered taxis clash at Cape Town airport 2018-05-25 [Cape Argus]

Pay protest closes key road in Cape Town 2018-05-21 [TimesLive]

Murder-accused farmer tried to run over farmworker, court hears 2018-05-17 [News24]

Parliament staff, management in another showdown over salaries 2018-05-10 [ANA/IOL]

Saftu opens the door to Cosatu’s provincial leader 2018-05-04 [Mail & Guardian]

Cape Town water activists hand over petition with over 3,500 signatures 2018-04-26 [Eyewitness News]

Metrorail delays hit Cape Town commuters, as bus strike continues 2018-04-21 [News24]

Tony Ehrenreich won't stand for COSATU Provincial Secretary at Congress 2018-04-21 [Eyewitness News]

Victory for workers as Imperial Cargo withdraws suspensions for striking 2018-04-18 [SAFTU]

Vavi stages sit in at Cape Town company over worker dismissals 2018-04-18 [TimesLive]

Axed nurses fight Karl Bremer hospital’s dress rule 2018-04-17 [Sunday Times]

Staff shortages hamper service delivery at Khayelitsha District Hospital 2018-04-14 [Parliamentary Communication Services,]

More than 30 hurt as chicken firm's staff bus overturns in Cape Town 2018-04-12 [TimesLive]

Saftu to march against minimum wage proposal and the Cape Town water crisis 2018-04-11 [News24]

Health department says dismissal of 2 nurses over uniforms fair, legal 2018-04-09 [Eyewitness News]

Pay strife looms in parliament after managers ‘renege’ on deal 2018-04-03 [Sunday Times]

Strike could burst Cape Town's Day Zero bubble 2018-03-09 [TimesLive]

Jobs and profits drying up on grape farms 2018-03-09 [GroundUp]

Black prof takes UCT to court 2018-03-06 [City Press]

Armed men fire on Prasa security staff in Philippi 2018-02-26 [ANA/IOL]

Taxi drivers killed as bullets fly at Cape Town rank 2018-02-23 [TimesLive]

Inside Metrorail’s cable theft and commuter crisis 2018-02-22 [News24]

NSFAS workers on strike for higher wages 2018-02-21 [News24]

Province aims to help 11,000 apprentices get into labour market by 2019 2018-02-21 [Eyewitness News]

Activist group tells MPs that Prasa employees are threatening them 2018-02-13 [ANA/IOL]

Drought: jobs, wine dry up 2018-02-09 [The Citizen]

Union threatens to strike after ticket officer stabbed in head by irate train commuters 2018-02-08 [News24]

Cosatu claims victory for the reduction of water supplied to farmers and moving day zero 2018-02-07 [COSATU]

Farmers lose R14bn as Cape drought bites 2018-02-05 [Business Day]

Cosatu scraps Sun Met protest after Jooste assurance 2018-01-29 [BusinessLive]

Water crisis at last brings the DA leaders out of hiding 2018-01-26 [COSATU]

Our fight is not with Sun Met, but against Markus Jooste - union 2018-01-25 [Fin24]

Cape Town water crisis: 'the poor won’t be scapegoats for incompetence' 2018-01-23 [Eyewitness News]

Union scores victory for Prasa workers on Cape Town’s Central Line 2018-01-19 [ANA/The Citizen]

PRASA, UNTU in talks to reopen Central Line 2018-01-17 [Engineering News]

'It has become a warzone': Train drivers refuse to work on Cape Flats central line 2018-01-15 [News24]

SA Human Rights Commission finalises report on farm evictions 2018-01-09 [Eyewitness News]

Farmer accused of attempted murder, lawyer says he needs urgent help 2018-01-07 [eNCA]

Cape Winelands farms evacuated due to sulphuric acid spill 2018-01-07 [TimesLive]

Outrage over security guard chained to fence post on Cape farm 2018-01-04 [Cape Argus]

This month in labour history

6-06-1988 A general strike was declared by black unions and anti-apartheid groups. Up to 3 million took part in the stoppage, in protest at the 2-year-old state of emergency restrictions on the right to strike. They held out against police shootings. [more]

10-06-1918 African workers rallied in Johannesburg to protest the jailing of all 152 striking municipal workers. who had gone on strike for a shilling a day increase in pay. Radicals attempted to organise a general strike which was called off. [more]