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eThekwini municipal workers' go-slow delays waste collection, cleaning services 2022-08-04 [News24]

NEHAWU to launch public health service delivery campaign 2022-08-01 [COSATU]

Phoenix mortuary 'overrun with flies' as bodies pile up on the floor: Nehawu 2022-07-27 [TimesLIVE]

Cosatu warns new ANC leadership over municipal workers 2022-07-25 [Daily News]

Plastics company's racism, low wages unacceptable – Numsa 2017-09-24 [City Press]

Retrenchments at South32's Hillside smelter could affect up to 500 jobs – Solidarity 2019-02-20 [Mining Weekly]

Whirlpool workers in KZN on strike over housing
 2017-11-09 [Business Report]

Police shot at unpaid striking Zululand workers – municipal union 2018-03-01 [The Citizen]

Assassination attempt on teachers union deputy no coincidence – Saftu 2018-05-14 [ANA/The Citizen]

Late Numsa regional chair's ‘tongue was as sharp as his agile mind' 2021-01-16 [The Citizen]

Beware political interference perceptions in high profile arrests – Cosatu 2019-04-03 [ANA/The Citizen]

UPDATE: Durban reservoir may have been damaged by ‘structural defects' 2019-05-04 [ANA/The Citizen]

SAFTU slams celebration of ‘mediocre' matric pass rate 2019-01-07 [Eyewitness News]

uThukela workers down tools due to “lack of PPE” 2020-07-25 [Ladysmith Gazette]

Workers' strike leads to “prolonged” disruption of service delivery 2020-07-29 [Ladysmith Gazette]

Union calls on employers to ‘assist workers during the extended lockdown' 2020-04-19 [Northern KZN Courier]

Still no water – and still no clear answers from Ugu 2020-02-14 [South Coast Herald]

Sadtu concerned about ‘hidden' Covid-19 cases at schools 2020-07-02 [South Coast Herald]

Numsa ‘infighting' is costing Toyota 500 vehicles a day 2020-01-30 [BusinessLIVE]

Toyota ‘reinstates' nearly 3,000 fired members, Numsa says 2020-02-06 [Business Day]

Patients ‘stranded' at Town Hill Hospital as workers down tools 2021-08-28 [East Coast Radio]

Paramedic: “We are scared of the community we work for” 2017-12-14 [GroundUp]

Department slammed for ‘dragging their heels on appointing teachers' 2018-10-09 [Daily News]

School security guards want to meet Education MEC over ‘slave' salaries of R2 300 a month 2021-12-01 [Daily News]

Union cries foul over eThekwini's ‘special treatment' for non-black officials 2020-02-20 [Daily News]

Outrage at Addington Hospital's ‘move' 2020-09-08 [The Mercury]

Pupil protest over principal ‘unacceptable' - unions 2019-10-03 [The Mercury]

‘Good Morning, Mlungu' sees three metro police officers fired 2018-09-26 [Sunday Tribune]

New taxi laws ‘a joke' - COSATU 2020-07-16 [The Witness]

Family force ‘go fast' at mortuary 2018-12-13 [News24]

‘Resolve our issues or we strike' 2019-03-22 [News24]

Northdale Hospital suspensions ‘provoke' union 2020-11-19 [The Witness]

Shooting of a patient appalling – NEHAWU 2020-01-14 [Politicsweb]

Don't even think about it — Cosatu warns 'big four' banks to forget about downsizing 2019-11-02 [Sowetan]

DUT ‘may have to kiss this year goodbye': vice-chancellor 2018-02-23 [TimesLive]

DUT head shares his ‘truth' hours before visit by deputy minister 2018-02-28 [TimesLivei]

Mayor and his bodyguards attacked me‚ worker claims 2018-03-09 [TimesLive]

Police union concerned over ‘challenges with decontamination in police stations' 2020-07-26 [Zululand Observer]

DENOSA warns hospitals' managers against intimidating nurses who don't wear uniform as part of protest action for non-payment of Uniform Allowance by Department 2021-05-22 [COSATU]

COSATU welcomes President Ramaphosa's announcement of a National State of Disaster 2022-04-20 [COSATU]

City workers' union denies sabotage; no end to strike 2017-06-28 [News 24]

Cosatu demands probe into working conditions of officials' guards 2019-05-24 [SABC]

SAMWU to challenge Ugu District Municipality's decision to dismiss 42 employees 2020-02-02 [SAMWU]

Teachers' union paints Durban red 2017-10-16 [SowetanLive]

Unions threaten strike action if UKZN executives aren't suspended 2017-02-08 [The Times]

Workers on strike for union recognition at Toyota's subsidiary 2017-10-23 [The Citizen]

Minister condemns protesters' obstruction of Mooi River Toll Plaza 2018-04-04 [The Citizen]

Truck drivers' protest closes off N3 highway 2018-06-21 [ANA/The Citizen]

Nurses' union calls for resolution in mortuary strike 2018-12-04 [ANA/The Citizen]

Teachers' unions urge members to stay away from work 2020-05-29 [The Citizen]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

12-08-1946 76,000 miners respond to AMWU's call for strike action. After a week, the police intervened, pushing miners back into the pits: 12 dead, 1,200 injured, 50 leaders arrested. [more]

13-08-1946 Police open fire on and kill several black miners on a march to Johannesburg during a strike for pay parity. [more]

16-08-2012 South African police fire upon and kill 34 miners at Marikana. [more]

26-08-2009 In Pretoria, 3,000 soldiers striking for a 30% pay rise clash with police, who disperse their protest with tear gas and rubber bullets. [more]