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Alexkor retrenchments aggravated by Department of Public Enterprises 2019-06-22 [NUM]

Judge says roadside May family are “authors of their own fate” 2019-06-21 [GroundUp]

Hard work and little pay: pushing heavily-laden trolleys while dodging traffic 2019-06-21 [GroundUp]

Union acts against rising gang violence in Cape Town 2019-06-18 [ANA/The Citizen]

Alan Winde, South Africa is not a federal state - POPCRU 2019-06-18 [Politicsweb]

The search is on for provincial schools chief evaluator 2019-06-12 [Cape Argus]

Two Manenberg schools sacrificed for hospital 2019-06-10 [Cape Times]

F-bomb businessman was ordered to pay R30k for unfair dismissal. Seven months later he hasn’t paid 2019-05-31 [GroundUp]

Bottling company workers to strike next Wednesday 2019-05-29 [GroundUp]

Govt’s 'booze in schools' amendment won’t benefit pupils: SADTU 2019-05-29 [Eyewitness News]

'Labour Department in Mitchells Plain overlooked coloured people for jobs' 2019-05-28 [Cape Argus]

AVI’s closure of its Green Cross factory ‘breaches commitments’ 2019-05-28 [Business Report]

Education MEC hit with legal challenge from Sadtu over new act 2019-05-28 [Cape Argus]

Threat of new strike at Robertson Winery 2019-05-27 [GroundUp]

SAFTU stand firmly behind Oakvalley Estate farmworkers and calls for the intensification of the strike and solidarity with them 2019-05-27 [SAFTU]

Manhunt after officer killed in Stellenbosch 2019-05-25 [Cape Times]

Vavi joins Grabouw farm workers march 2019-05-24 [GroundUp]

Cop killed while searching for robbers on farm 2019-05-24 [ANA/IOL]

Wage negotiations deadlocked on Grabouw Farm at centre of N2 protests 2019-05-22 [GroundUp]

Learners and teachers shut down overcrowded Kraaifontein school 2019-05-16 [GroundUp]

Cape Town paramedics protest against work hours 2019-05-04 [GroundUp]

Sadtu determined to halt vital reforms, says provincial education MEC 2019-03-28 [TimesLIVE]

Sadtu challenges 'booze in schools' amendment 2019-03-27 [Cape Times]

Farm workers march to Parliament demanding moratorium on evictions 2019-03-22 [GroundUp]

Premier Blue Ribbon Salt River strike enters fourth month 2019-02-26 [GroundUp]

Dead-end for MyCiTi strikers 2019-02-13 [GroundUp]

Court orders security company to pay R2.3 million to provident fund 2019-02-13 [GroundUp]

Protesting Waterfront recycling company workers claim unfair dismissal 2019-02-12 [Cape Times]

Farm workers march to stop evictions 2019-02-12 [GroundUp]

SA Teacher's Union throws weight behind teacher in Sans Souci slap video 2019-02-12 [News24]

Prasa and unions accuse each other in Cape Town train arson 2019-02-11 [Sunday Times]

A nightmare ride through desolation 2019-02-11 [Sunday Times]

Union distances itself from stabbing, injuring of schoolchildren by strikers 2019-02-05 [Cape Times]

'Jobs for pals’ scandal engulfs City of Cape Town 2019-02-05 [Weekend Argus]

City of Cape Town accused of squashing report saying it flouted its HR policy 2019-02-05 [Cape Argus]

NEHAWU welcomes probe into corruption claims at Robben Island Museum 2019-01-28 [Eyewitness News]

Dis-Chem and Blue Ribbon workers march in Cape Town 2019-01-24 [GroundUp]

Protest march against police brutality on Blue Ribbon and Dis-Chem strikers 2019-01-23 [SAFTU]

Blue Ribbon strikers refuse to give in 2019-01-16 [Cape Times]

SADTU calls on provincial education department to intervene at overcrowded schools 2019-01-11 [Eyewitness News]

#BackToSchool: Province ready for class of 2019 2019-01-10 [Cape Times]

Numsa, Saftu hold mass march ahead of national shutdown 2018-12-21 [Fin24]

Labour Court ruling on violent strikes is a game-changer 2018-12-13 [Business Day]

‘Attacks on EMS staff causing drop in ambulances across the Cape' 2018-12-07 [Cape Argus]

Workers barred from picketing at Dis-Chem 2018-12-06 [GroundUp]

City has R538m to spend but not on overtime for firefighters, law enforcement 2018-12-05 [Cape Argus]

Khayelitsha child care principals ask for fee increase 2018-12-03 [GroundUp]

Public Works workers demand permanent employment 2018-11-30 [GroundUp]

Cape law enforcement threaten festive season strike 2018-11-29 [The Independent]

Security guards protest at Parliament 2018-11-29 [GroundUp]

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]