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Bypassing EVDS 'nightmare' will help push 10-day vaccination blitz for teachers 2021-06-19 [Cape Talk ]

Domestic workers celebrate workplace gains 2021-06-18 [GroundUp]

SADTU mourns passing of Former National Treasurer, Comrade Disebo Mabote 2021-06-18 [SADTU]

NUM to join motorcade protest action in support of people of Cuba against economic, commercial and financial embargo by USA 2021-06-18 [COSATU]

COSATU supports Cuba ahead of UN General Assembly vote on Cuba’s resolution on ending economic embargo imposed by USA 2021-06-18 [COSATU]

Cosatu not impressed with minister Mboweni's remarks 2021-06-18 [eNCA]

NEHAWU calls for aggressive messaging from govt to drive home Covid-19 protocols 2021-06-18 [Eyewitness News]

COVID-19: Concerns over health worker burnout 2021-06-18 [eNCA]

NUM looks to manufacturing sector to grow membership 2021-06-18 [SABC]

COSATU wants amendments to the Pension Act fast-tracked 2021-06-18 [SABC]

Digital Vibes contract: Nehawu president calls on minister Mkhize to pay back the money 2021-06-18 [City Press]

Police union slams minister Cele as it asks Ramaphosa to intervene in 'feud' with national commissioner 2021-06-18 [SowetanLIVE]

COSATU mourns passing of founding father of Zambia: Dr Kenneth “KK” Kaunde 2021-06-18 [COSATU]

Statement by COSATU on Youth Day 2021-06-18 [COSATU]

COSATU notes President Ramaphosa’s announcement of additional measures in the fight against Covid-19 2021-06-18 [COSATU]

ANC staff picket for the first time since unbanning in 1990 as state reforms bite at party finances 2021-06-18 [Daily Maverick]

NUM is still demanding a 15% wage increase at Eskom, not 5% as some media houses reported 2021-06-16 [NUM]

Blood-forged fruits of freedom only for the elite – working class youth continue to suffer 2021-06-16 [SAFTU]

Denosa disappointed with government's response to third wave 2021-06-16 [SABC]

South Africa Domestic Workers Celebrate Compensation Wins For more info 2021-06-16 [Solidarity Center]

Duarte apologises to staffers as ANC finally pays May salaries 2021-06-16 [Radio 702]

NAPTOSA, SADTU concerned over number of J&J jabs earmarked for teachers 2021-06-16 [Eyewitness News]

Eskom wage negotiations head for arbitration 2021-06-15 [SABC]

ANC committed to paying staff salaries, but employees are not convinced 2021-06-15 [Mail & Guardian]

Demand for hospital beds amid third wave at crisis levels - SAMA 2021-06-15 [Eyewitness News]

ANC staffers set to picket today over late salaries 2021-06-15 [Eyewitness News]

Unions rally behind education minister to keep schools open despite Malema’s ultimatum 2021-06-15 [Sunday World]

SAMWU warns of strike if members reject SALGA's latest wage increase offer 2021-06-14 [Eyewitness News]

Tshwane municipal workers gear up for strike after mayoral snub 2021-06-14 [Pretoria News]

Numsa seeks legal advice over ‘collapsing’ SOEs 2021-06-14 [Pretoria News]

SAA, Takatso deal not transparent: SACCA 2021-06-14 [SABC]

Eskom energy crisis 'engineered for looting and restructuring': SAFTU 2021-06-14 [Sunday Independent]

Power cuts are unacceptable, but President Ramaphosa’s privatised strategy will only displace, not solve, the crisis 2021-06-14 [SAFTU]

Cosatu mourns passing of Khaya Xaba, Nehawu national spokesperson 2021-06-14 [The Citizen]

Gold Fields South Deep mine inks three-year wage hike deal with NUM and Uasa 2021-06-14 [Daily Maverick]

NEHAWU National Spokesperson Khaya Xaba passes away 2021-06-14 [Eyewitness News]

Unions say workers can’t be forced to take Covid-19 shots 2021-06-12 [Sunday Independent]

Labour unions shocked that government relinquished control of SAA after equity partner named by minister 2021-06-12 [Business Report]

‘Overworked and underpaid’: Here’s what police union asks from minister Bheki Cele 2021-06-12 [The South African]

NUMSA, SACCA accuse DPE of not being transparent over SAA equity partner 2021-06-12 [Eyewitness News]

NUMSA affiliated SAA technical employees to picket over salary payments 2021-06-12 [Eyewitness News]

Unions want transparency on SAA deal 2021-06-12 [IOL]

Gold Fields clinches three-year wage agreement with NUM and UASA 2021-06-12 [Fin24]

POPCRU calls on minister Bheki Cele to desist from making pre-emptive comments 2021-06-12 [SABC]

Transnet faces strike as wage talks stall 2021-06-11 [Reuters]

COSATU statement on President Ramaphosa’s announcement of increases for embedded energy generation caps 2021-06-11 [COSATU]

Frustrated ANC staff to take to streets for non-payment 2021-06-10 [IOL]

Cosatu, Fedusa leadership to hold talks on public wage negotiations 2021-06-10 [SABC]

COSATU urges Reserve Bank to lower repo rate to help struggling consumers, businesses 2021-06-10 [Eyewitness News]

Teachers' vaccine rollout on hold as country waits for FDA decision 2021-06-10 [East Coast Radio]

This month in labour history

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]

26-06-1957 SACTU launches a "one pound a day" campaign and calls for a strike. 70 to 80% of workers in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Vereeniging observe it, achieving the first significant wage improvement since 1945. [more]