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COSATU supports Jobs for Youth Provincial march 2022-06-23 [COSATU]

No ambulances for two months 2022-06-22 [GroundUp]

Provincial govt and private sector must do more to curb youth unemployment 2022-06-21 [SABC]

Rural nurses demand special allowance 2022-06-18 [GroundUp]

Hundreds of Amathole workers march to block municipal manager’s reappointment 2022-06-09 [GroundUp]

COSATU supports SAMWU march 2022-06-08 [COSATU]

Samwu wants reappointment of Amathole municipal boss revoked 2022-06-07 [Sunday World]

Municipality fails to pay its workers their May salaries 2022-06-07 [GroundUp]

SAMWU warns of politicisation of the appointment of Municipal Manager at Amathole District Municipality 2022-05-31 [Polity]

Healthcare workers stretched too far 2022-05-26 [New Frame]

DENOSA to join march calling for justice for slain Namhla Mtwa 2022-05-24 [Eyewitness News]

Unions representing Amahlathi Municipality workers demand government intervention 2022-05-24 [SABC]

No funds to re-employ Covid-19 healthcare workers 2022-05-20 [Elitsha]

Tragedy: Unemployment drives male nurse to suicide, union outraged 2022-05-19 [The South African]

Scrapping of Amathole District Municipality’s debt of over R1 bln questioned by Samwu 2022-05-19 [SABC]

Numsa suspends regional chair and secretary 2022-05-14 [HeraldLIVE]

Renewed call for intervention in health department 2022-05-09 [HeraldLIVE]

Talks between Sundays River Valley workers and farmers deadlocked 2022-05-07 [Farmers Weekly]

Paramedics face dismissal 2022-05-05 [GroundUp]

Sundays River Valley strike put on ice for 14 days 2022-05-01 [New Frame]

Farm workers vow to continue strike 2022-04-29 [GroundUp]

Health workers demand re-employment 2022-04-29 [Elitsha]

Farmers are to blame for xenophobia, say protesters 2022-04-26 [New Frame]

Emergency services personnel working under deplorable conditions: Nehawu 2022-04-26 [SABC]

Place health department under administration, say workers 2022-04-22 [GroundUp]

Residents of Kirkwood join farm workers to shut down town 2022-04-20 [GroundUp]

Health workers complain about lack of staff, medical supplies 2022-04-20 [SABC]

Health Department, unions at loggerheads over termination of workers’ contracts 2022-04-08 [SABC]

Nurses strike in support of Covid-19 staff 2022-03-31 [Sunday World]

Samwu welcomes decision to dissolve Amatola Water Board 2022-03-27 [SABC]

Amatola Water Board and SAMWU reach an agreement, strike ends 2022-03-17 [SABC]

Police fire rubber bullets at protesters at Provincial Hospital in Kariega 2022-03-12 [HeraldLIVE]

Student nurses demand jobs from provincial government 2022-03-11 [GroundUp]

Staff shut down Uitenhage Provincial Hospital for several hours in protest over closure of TB hospitals 2022-03-10 [GroundUp]

SADTU EC media statement on state of education 2022-03-09 [SADTU]

Amatola Water workers vow to intensify strike if demands are not met 2022-03-06 [SABC]

SAFTU is in solidarity with students’ protest at Walter Sisulu University 2022-03-02 [SAFTU]

Striking drivers forcefully stop and inspect trucks in Gqeberha 2022-03-02 [GroundUp]

Province is privatising the health and other sectors by stealth, and workers will be the victims 2022-02-08 [Daily Maverick]

Nehawu members down tools at schools for learners with special needs amid protest 2022-01-27 [SABC]

Patients turned away from clinics as security guards strike over late pay 2022-01-27 [GroundUp]

Attack on councillor Nanziwe Rulashe ‘beyond imagination’, says Cosatu 2022-01-26 [The Citizen]

Teacher unions threaten strike action over stationary shortages 2022-01-25 [SABC]

Cosatu slams malicious attack on councillor as ‘dehumanising and humiliating’ and an act of GBV 2022-01-25 [The Mercury]

Health workers warn about staff shortages 2022-01-25 [GroundUp]

Community health workers protest about job cuts 2022-01-18 [GroundUp]

COSATU supports NEHAWU’s call for immediate reinstatement of all medical personnel due for community service 2022-01-13 [COSATU]

Mthatha correctional centre to stay on high alert after fatal stabbing 2022-01-13 [Eyewitness News]

Thousands of nurses in limbo as registrations fees are not paid by Government 2021-12-16 [Algoa FM]

Women carry water buckets for kilometres, while water workers go unpaid 2021-12-10 [GroundUp]

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]