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Bhisho visit follows Fort England whistleblower’s plea 2019-06-21 [Grocott's Mail]

Bhisho bosses head to Fort England after whistleblower’s plea 2019-06-20 [Grocott's Mail]

Uitenhage public works employees want permanent jobs 2019-06-19 [GroundUp]

PE nurses return to work in Motherwell 2019-06-15 [AlgoaFM]

Health workers sit in at PE clinic following attack on nurse 2019-06-13 [GroundUp]

Continental Tyre SA starts retrenchment process closing down a PE unit 2019-06-12 [HeraldLive]

Security guards demand employment from PE municipality 2019-06-06 [GroundUp]

Aspen workers on strike 2019-06-04 [HeraldLive]

Nurses in village clinic buy medical essentials with their own money 2019-05-27 [GroundUp]

Union pushes for recognition by PE municipality 2019-05-22 [GroundUp]

Farm workers accuse Department of Labour of neglect 2019-04-12 [GroundUp]

Security guards demand municipal jobs 2019-04-11 [GroundUp]

Striking municipal workers trash Mthatha over mayor, pay and jobs 2019-04-03 [TimesLIVE]

Union warns PE coalition: “If our demands keep falling on deaf ears, someone will fall” 2019-03-28 [GroundUp]

Mthatha streets trashed 2019-01-28 [DispatchLive]

Conveyor belt workers picket against payroll system 2019-01-23 [GroundUp]

SAFTU supports call for Gwede Mantashe to stay away from Xolobeni 2019-01-17 [SAFTU]

Buffalo City Municipality and SAMWU strike deal for R200 million to taxpayers 2018-12-09 [R News]

ANC calls on SAMWU and Buffalo City Municipality to resolve impasse 2018-12-07 [R News]

Bread delivery to continue amid strike 2018-12-04 [The Independent]

DA outraged at SAMWU’s demand for a R100 000 'apology' for every Buffalo City Metro worker 2018-12-01 [RNews]

DA accuses union of 'economic terrorism' 2018-12-01 [Algoa FM]

SAMWU calls for workers not to vandalise property during strike 2018-11-27 [GroundUp]

Buffalo City employees on strike for better pay 2018-11-23 [GroundUp]

EFF joins picket outside EL company 2018-11-22 [DispatchLive]

Farm workers demand dividends from black empowerment scheme 2018-11-14 [GroundUp]

Emergency health workers demand overtime pay 2018-11-07 [GroundUp]

Nehawu festive leave protest disrupts meetings 2018-11-03 [DispatchLive]

Ambulance services set for shutdown 2018-11-03 [The Mail]

Workers march against city manager 2018-10-29 [DispatchLive]

NEHAWU demands premier releases report into sex for jobs scandal 2018-10-26 [Eyewitness News]

Nehawu threatens to shut down Eastern Cape 2018-10-26 [The Times]

Bay not affected by plastics industry strike 2018-10-25 [HeraldLive]

Strike in Ngcobo put on hold after two weeks 2018-10-24 [GroundUp]

Deaf matrics write exam paper despite protest action 2018-10-24 [TimesLIVE]

Strike at St Thomas School for the Deaf affects matric exams 2018-10-23 [SABC]

South Point hit by wage strike, workers demand R8 500 minimum wage 2018-09-15 [R News]

Community healthcare workers demand full-time employment, better pay 2018-09-14 [News 24]

Wild Coast special economic zone could create thousands of jobs 2018-09-10 [City Press]

White hospital staff claim racial abuse 2018-09-06 [SowetanLive]

SAFTU GS Vavi demands Buffalo City Municipality recognises union 2018-08-31 [DispatchLive]

Losi backed at home to head Cosatu 2018-08-26 [The Dispatch]

Uitenhage learners protest over teacher shortage 2018-08-17 [GroundUp]

Academic studies resume at Fort Hare university after eight-week strike 2018-08-15 [GroundUp]

Pandor welcomes salary agreement between Fort Hare University & NEHAWU 2018-08-06 [Eyewitness News]

Fort Hare strike comes to an end 2018-08-04 [The Dispatch]

Higher education department intervenes in Fort Hare wage impasse 2018-08-03 [SABC]

'It's either an 8% salary increase or strike continues' – Fort Hare Nehawu workers 2018-08-02 [News 24]

Fort Hare NEHAWU workers demand 8% salary increase 2018-08-02 [All4Women]

EFF supporters march on East London businesses 'exploiting workers' 2018-07-26 [SowetanLive]

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]