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COSATU protesters chase away officials during march against crime 2022-08-04 [GroundUp]

Cosatu protesters heckle City of Cape Town official, demand that mayor address them 2022-08-04 [News24]

Cosatu march: Unions lead march to Parliament over escalating food prices 2022-08-04 [eNCA]

Massive COSATU strike to hit Cape Town streets 2022-08-04 [The South African]

NUMSA region claims national leadership targeting them for rejecting congress 2022-08-03 [Eyewitness News]

All systems go for Thursday’s strike, says COSATU 2022-08-02 [Cape Town Etc]

Police unions say 'talk show' imbizos won't end Khayelitsha shootings 2022-07-23 [News24]

Our rights are routinely violated by farmers, say frustrated women farmworkers 2018-06-01 [Daily Maverick]

UCT staff decry ‘callous' executive 2017-08-11 [Cape Times]

Water crisis much worse than City indicates – Cosatu open letter 2017-05-11 [Cape Times]

Pay strife looms in parliament after managers ‘renege' on deal 2018-04-03 [Sunday Times]

Numsa accuses bus services company of attempted murder ‘by defying lockdown' 2020-03-31 [The Citizen]

Lockdown: Cosatu calls for removal of provincial Education MEC Debbie Schäfer 2020-04-11 [News24]

Pick n Pay workers lose their jobs for ‘striking' during the lockdown 2020-04-16 [Mail & Guardian]

SADTU to hold Education MEC ‘personally liable' 2020-06-04 [NewsLite SA]

Nehawu starts action to ‘protect frontline workers' 2020-08-20 [24/7 News Africa]

MyCiTi strike continues – Workers insist on EFF being involved in talks 2018-10-19 [All4Women]

Cape Town's gun violence is making health workers sick‚ bosses warn 2019-08-12 [Business Day]

‘Shutdown' of UCT will be disastrous, university warns Fees Must Fall protesters 2017-09-06 [Business Day]

Fire fighter anger shifts to Cape Town, with protesters claiming they are ‘overworked and underpaid' 2018-10-26 [Daily Maverick]

Cape Town civic centre on lockdown after MyCiTi strikers protest on ground floor 2018-11-22 [News24/Daily Maverick]

Local fishers and activists want Langebaan fish farms stopped —but government mussels in 2019-10-14 [Daily Maverick]

‘This is not entertainment, this is a protest' — Cape Town's V&A Waterfront gets a taste of real life 2020-08-20 [Daily Maverick]

‘We have to get our house in order,' admits labour minister amid appeals from women farmworkers 2021-05-07 [Daily Maverick]

18,000 jobs lost in wine industry – Vinpro 2020-05-30 [GroundUp]

Community healthcare workers demand “danger pay” 2020-09-02 [GroundUp]

“Every day I fear for my life” says train driver 2020-02-20 [GroundUp]

Fish “no longer welcome” at I&J 2020-11-19 [GroundUp]

“I can't even feed my children” says unemployed farmworker 2020-07-30 [GroundUp]

“Illegal strike” says department as teachers down tools at Kraaifontein school 2020-07-11 [GroundUp]

Judge says roadside May family are “authors of their own fate” 2019-06-21 [GroundUp]

Labour Department to probe “poor conditions” on Cape farm 2021-03-17 [GroundUp]

Labour department to visit farm after owners close only crèche nearby 2020-10-30 [GroundUp]

“No toilets equals crap wine” farm workers warn 2018-06-04 [GroundUp]

“We didn't ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising 2019-11-11 [Ground Up]

“We don't want handouts. We want land” say farm workers 2021-08-12 [GroundUp]

Workers in Cape wine industry face “job massacre” 2020-07-22 [GroundUp]

AVI's closure of its Green Cross factory ‘breaches commitments' 2019-05-28 [Business Report]

UWC fashion students punt ‘awearness' 2019-10-10 [Cape Argus]

‘Attacks on EMS staff causing drop in ambulances across the Cape' 2018-12-07 [Cape Argus]

‘City of Cape Town quick to discipline lower-level staff' 2020-02-12 [Cape Argus]

Education department ready to deal with ‘unknown' matric exam issues 2020-11-03 [Cape Times]

Unions threaten ‘war' as City opposes salary hike 2021-09-28 [Cape Times]

No decision taken yet on dismissal of firefighters – City of Cape Town 2021-04-30 [IOL]

Closing down of Greyhound ‘regrettable' - Cosatu 2021-02-03 [JacarandaFM]

Popcru: Charl Kinnear's death ‘should serve as a lesson' 2020-09-21 [JacarandaFM]

DNA testing required to identify casualties in Denel explosion – City official 2018-09-06 [News24]

'We sacrifice so much' – Cape Town firefighters picket for fair working conditions 2018-09-28 [News24]

SADTU suggests Brackenfell High School be subjected to “intense diversity program” 2020-11-12 [Political Analysis]

Cape Town wasting taxpayers' money – SAMWU 2020-08-26 [Politicsweb]

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]