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Organisations unite in bid to end Bay municipality mismanagement 2020-09-16 [HeraldLIVE]

“We will hit them where it hurts” warns NEHAWU leader 2020-09-14 [GroundUp]

Women’s rights trampled on 2020-09-11 [New Frame]

Land reform leads to eviction after 80 years’ labour 2020-08-26 [New Frame]

Closure of Bridgestone PE plant looms with 250 jobs on the line 2020-08-24 [HeraldLIVE]

Care worker protest ends with job offer 2020-08-22 [Elitsha]

Community care workers still locked out of permanent jobs 2020-08-22 [Elitsha]

Worker fired over sick leave for Covid-19 anxiety 2020-08-21 [New Frame]

EFF and Sadtu call for closure of schools 2020-08-21 [Opera News]

Official, union at loggerheads 2020-08-18 [The Rep]

Hospital boards are missing in action 2020-08-18 [DispatchLIVE]

Nehawu plans strike to hire more health workers 2020-08-08 [Elitsha]

Wage and salary increases at the municipality 2020-08-08 [Talk of the Town]

Marchers call for job security and a basic income grant 2020-08-03 [GroundUp]

Dozens of EPWP workers not paid since May 2020-08-01 [GroundUp]

Nehawu calls for removal of embattled provincial Superintendent General 2020-07-30 [SABC]

Hospital workers struggle for protection 2020-07-25 [Elitsha]

VWSA: Production continues at plant after brief workforce disruption 2020-07-23 [The South African]

SAFTU condemns brutal police response to community healthcare workers while occupying provincial department of health offices 2020-07-17 [SAFTU]

SAFTU supports demands of United Community Health Care Workers for permanent employment at a living wage 2020-07-15 [SAFTU]

538 textile factory workers fired for unprotected strike over delayed UIF payment 2020-07-15 [IOL]

Health workers strike at EC clinic over COVID-19 safety concerns 2020-07-14 [Eyewitness News]

‘Towering’ Numsa loyalist Nodongwe dies 2020-07-11 [DispatchLIVE]

Bakery workers fired for demanding better working conditions 2020-07-11 [Elitsha]

Old age home staff protest after patient deaths 2020-07-08 [GroundUp]

Unions back frightened hospital workers 2020-07-04 [Grocott's Mail]

Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues 2020-07-03 [GroundUp]

Covid-19: SADTU members quit schools to mourn dead colleagues 2020-07-02 [My PE]

Police fire stun grenade at workers protesting in PE 2020-06-30 [GroundUp]

Healthcare has collapsed: ‘Sick people are fighting each other’ 2020-06-29 [City Press]

Protest by Cecilia Makiwane Hospital workers forces decontamination 2020-06-27 [Elitsha]

Nelson Mandela Bay state maternity services near collapse as workers stay away 2020-06-25 [Daily Maverick]

Union cautions on return to work at Makana 2020-06-25 [Grocott's Mail]

Sadtu still adamant schools must close 2020-06-24 [DispatchLIVE]

204 learners test positive for COVID-19 at school 2020-06-24 [Sunday World]

Province's healthcare woes worsen 2020-06-23 [New Frame]

56 staff at one hospital test positive for Covid-19 2020-06-23 [HeraldLIVE]

More field hospitals as union expects 'explosion' of Covid-19 cases 2020-06-23 [News24]

Nurses face Covid-19 stigma 2020-06-22 [New Frame]

Shut all province's schools, says Sadtu 2020-06-22 [DispatchLIVE]

15 nurses infected, union says as standoff at clinic intensifies 2020-06-20 [HeraldLIVE]

Chaos at Uitenhage hospital after staffer’s Covid-19 death 2020-06-19 [HeraldLIVE]

More schools closed due to virus 2020-06-18 [DispatchLIVE]

NEHAWU monitors local Covid-19 safety precautions 2020-06-18 [Graaff Reinet Advertiser]

Summerstrand Hotel Staff in limbo as severance packages are still not paid 2020-06-18 [AlgoaFM]

Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action 2020-06-18 [Daily Maverick]

Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action 2020-06-17 [Daily Maverick]

Outcomes of the SACP & COSATU bilateral engagement 2020-06-16 [COSATU]

As cases spike, unions create chaos at Livingstone Hospital 2020-06-16 [Financial Mail]

Nehawu strikes deal, workers at EC’s Livingstone Hospital return to work 2020-06-13 [InsiderAfrica]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

9-09-1970 As they were prohibited from joining a union, a provident fund (GFWBF) was established to help black workers, particularly in the textile and furniture sectors. [more]

11-09-1973 Underground miners in the west of the country, whose wages keep them in poverty, go on strike. Police open fire killing 12 and injuring 38 mineworkers. [more]