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Input by COSATU General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali at 5th Global Conference on Elimination of Child Labour 2022-05-17 [COSATU]

COSATU welcomes Code of Good Practice on Prevention and Elimination of Harassment in the Workplace 2022-05-17 [COSATU]

AfriForum’s latest antics of going to court to demand right to wave old Apartheid flag needs to be rejected 2022-05-17 [COSATU]

SADTU statement on World Education Support Personnel Day 2022-05-17 [SADTU]

NUMSA rejects false narrative that Eskom cannot afford wage increases - Irvin Jim 2022-05-17 [Politicsweb]

Second union announces plans strike at SARS 2022-05-17 [Times Network]

Africa must realise the power of a united Africa: Zingiswa Losi 2022-05-17 [SABC]

Eskom doesn't expect any unlawful strikes as wage saga kicks into gear 2022-05-17 [Fin 24]

FEDUSA says it's prepared to strike over SARS and PSA wage dispute 2022-05-16 [Eyewitness News]

NUMSA to discuss way forward on wage strike at ArcelorMittal 2022-05-14 [Eyewitness News]

York warns Numsa strike blocking sawmill group's operations 2022-05-14 [Fin 24]

Workers at ArcelorMittal refuse to budge over wages 2022-05-13 [New Frame]

Unisa terminates employment of five staff members as illegal strike continues 2022-05-13 [Pretoria Rekord]

Samwu calls for grant to help municipalities in crisis 2022-05-13 [eNCA]

With budget cuts looming, HOSPERSA calls for better appreciation of nurses 2022-05-13 [Eyewitness News]

Nurses’ union boycotts International Nurses Day celebrations, says there’s nothing to celebrate 2022-05-13 [The Citizen]

Invest in nursing to avoid losing skilled SA nurses abroad – unions 2022-05-13 [City Press]

Nothing to celebrate on International Nurses Day - Denosa 2022-05-13 [Sunday World]

SARS workers plan major strike action 2022-05-13 [Business Tech]

SAFTU condemns killing of Shireen Abu Akleh by Israeli military forces 2022-05-12 [SAFTU]

SAFTU is in solidarity with striking workers at Acerlomital 2022-05-12 [SAFTU]

SAFTU salutes nurses on International Nurses Day 2022-05-12 [SAFTU]

COSATU International Nurse’s Day Statement 2022-05-12 [COSATU]

Young unionists ponder digitalisation and future of work 2022-05-12 [BWI]

Court bars some ArcelorMittal workers from strike 2022-05-12 [Saltwire]

Some NUMSA steel workers to return to work after ArcelorMittal wins interdict 2022-05-12 [GroundUp]

COSATU is calling on government to scrap obscene and absurd R22 million 100-metre flag project 2022-05-12 [COSATU]

Mining Indaba is a reminder that government is descending into a corporate welfare state 2022-05-12 [COSATU]

SAMA slams government for not hiring more doctors 2022-05-12 [iAfrica]

ArcelorMittal seeks interdict as Numsa strike starts 2022-05-12 [Fin 24]

NUMSA has signed an above inflation wage agreement in bus passenger sector 2022-05-12 [Polity]

COSATU congratulates World Federation of Trade Unions on hosting successful 18th World Trade Union Congress 2022-05-10 [COSATU]

COSATU statement on death of four miners at Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine 2022-05-10 [COSATU]

Chaos at Swallows as fed-up players refuse to train after no salaries paid for months 2022-05-10 [Sport24]

NUM commemorates 27th year of Vaal Reef Disaster when 104 workers lost their lives 2022-05-10 [NUM]

Nehawu to mobilise workers to fight against unfair dismissal at Unisa 2022-05-10 [Eyewitness News]

Labour union to strike at ArcelorMittal over wages 2022-05-10 [Reuters]

Students, unions rally behind Nehawu’s bid to have fired Unisa employees reinstated 2022-05-10 [Pretoria News]

NEHAWU is angered and disappointed by UNISA’s decision to terminate employment contract of our shopstewards 2022-05-09 [COSATU]

Num is deeply saddened by the multiple loss of lives at Harmony Gold Mine over the weekend 2022-05-09 [NUM]

Ramaphosa will not be getting an apology from Cosatu 2022-05-09 [Opera News]

NUM, Amcu still battling for higher wages 2022-05-09 [Opera News]

Minister Thulas Nxesi: Beware another Marikana brewing while you sleep 2022-05-09 [Daily Maverick]

‘Motivated by greed’: NUMSA slams Sibanye-Stillwater management 2022-05-07 [Unshared News]

Farm workers demand urgent ban on 67 pesticides 2022-05-06 [GroundUp]

COSATU’s 10% wage increase demand will cost R66.4bn: document 2022-05-06 [Eyewitness News]

Numsa stands in solidarity with striking Amcu and Num members 2022-05-06 [Business Report]

Unions in passenger bus wage talks ink 6% wage deal 2022-05-06 [Fin 24]

Public sector unions test Godongwana with demand for 10% pay hike 2022-05-06 [BusinessLIVE]

Union leader Tahir Maepa lashes out at Ramaphosa following the presidents rejection by workers 2022-05-06 [The Star]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

2-05-1969 SACTU leaders meet in Tanzania to improve its overseas operations and decide to establish the union's headquarters in Zambia. [more]

20-05-1974 The police raid the black workers' provident fund (GFWBF) and take away it records and assets, which were never returned. [more]

22-05-1974 5,000 workers strike in East London. The strike lasts until 3 August. It starts when distributor factory workers walk out and are joined by workers from 20 other auto parts factories. [more]

25-05-1920 70,000 black miners strike work for better wages. Police open fire killing 35. Employers decide to fire 10,000 white miners and replace them with much lower-paid black workers. [more]