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Numsa strike at South African Steel Mills turns violent

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South Africa SAFTU mourns tragic loss of 11 fishermen and commends rescue teams [SAFTU] 23-05-2024

South Africa Building collapse kills 34 workers, unions call for accountability and better OHS [BWI] 23-05-2024

South Africa Numsa strike at South African Steel Mills turns violent [Cape Times] 23-05-2024

South Africa Gauteng Union files application in Labour Court against Pikitup [SABC] 22-05-2024

South Africa Looming cash-in-transit strike over adding third person to teams transporting money threatens to leave ATMs empty [The Citizen] 18-05-2024

South Africa Second consecutive increase in the number of unemployed is concerning [Polity/UASA] 16-05-2024

South Africa Cosatu escalates SA mining jobs bloodbath to the Presidency [Business Report] 14-05-2024

South Africa NUM calls for resignation of ‘brutal’ Sibanye-Stillwater CEO over jobs bloodbath [Business Report] 13-05-2024

South Africa SAFTU condemns retrenchment of mineworkers at Sibanye-Stillwater [SAFTU] 12-05-2024

South Africa ‘Those responsible for George building collapse must account’ [Sunday World] 11-05-2024


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Sex workers picket at Parliament ahead of elections 2024-05-24 [GroundUp]

Gauteng Pikitup vows to work nights, weekends to clean Joburg 2024-05-24 [JacarandaFM]

Numsa strike at South African Steel Mills turns violent 2024-05-23 [Cape Times]

Numsa opens assault case after violence against striking members, three security guards arrested 2024-05-23 [The Star]

Gauteng SAEPU saddened by attack of an emergency personnel 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

COSATU applauds President’s pending assenting to National Council on Gender Based Violence and Femicide Bill 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

COSATU welcomes ANC’s firm commitment to deliver a Universal Basic Income Grant 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

Free State COSATU condemns shooting of an off-duty doctor and calls for safety of healthcare workers 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

SAFTU’s attitude towards elections 2024-05-23 [SAFTU]

SAFTU calls for speedy arrest of robbers who robbed and killed Sasko drivers 2024-05-23 [SAFTU]

KwaZulu-Natal Ballito incident highlights safety issues, says Cosatu 2024-05-23 [East Coast Radio]

Shots fired at steelworkers demanding jobs back, wage tweaks 2024-05-23 [Busines Report]

Building collapse kills 34 workers, unions call for accountability and better OHS 2024-05-23 [BWI]

Uasa welcomes drop in Consumer Price Index 2024-05-23 [The Mercury]

SAFTU mourns tragic loss of 11 fishermen and commends rescue teams 2024-05-23 [SAFTU]

Israel SAFTU welcomes application for arrest warrants against Israel leaders at ICC 2024-05-23 [SAFTU]

KwaZulu-Natal COSATU devastated by incident that claimed lives of four workers and left one seriously injured at construction site 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

COSATU urges Department of Employment and Labour to launch a health and safety crackdown across high risk sectors 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

COSATU welcomes government’s announcement of a new mineral rights application system operator 2024-05-23 [COSATU]

Unlawful dismissal of over 162 workers at SA Steel Mills leads to NUMSA protest 2024-05-23 [Power98.7FM]

Search for 11 fisherman ended too early, says Food and Allied Workers Union 2024-05-22 [Cape Times]

Numsa rejects certain ‘anti-transformation’ political parties as it adopts political stance 2024-05-22 [The Star]

Gauteng COSATU condemns brutal killing of Bandile Shabalala at Shoprite 2024-05-22 [COSATU]

Gauteng Union files application in Labour Court against Pikitup 2024-05-22 [SABC]

This is who not to vote for – Irvin Jim 2024-05-22 [Politicsweb/NUMSA]

Gauteng Pikitup looks to employ temps as strike continues 2024-05-22 [SowetanLIVE]

Cosatu president says country will fall into hands of racists should ANC lose elections 2024-05-21 [The Citizen]

SG Convenience workers launch nationwide strike over wages and working conditions 2024-05-21 [SA Trucker]

Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement 2024-05-21 [Engineering News]

Gauteng DENOSA Gauteng to remember fallen nurses of Boksburg’s gas tanker explosion at its nurses day event at tambo memorial hospital on Thursday, 23 May. 2024-05-21 [COSATU]

South Africa SA truckers strike contained as Ramalabama border reopens 2024-05-21 [The Monitor]

South Africa: Unionized truckers suspend nationwide shutdown strike May 29/update 1 2024-05-21 [Crisis 24]

South Africa: Unionized truckers reportedly plan nationwide shutdown strike May 20 2024-05-21 [Crisis 24]

Gauteng Pikitup's casual workers vow to intensify their protest this week 2024-05-21 [Eyewitness News]

Cash in Transit: Calls for a third man to guard cash boxes 2024-05-21 [The Citizen]

COSATU welcomes Constitution Court judgement on former President Zuma’s ineligibility to stand for Parliament 2024-05-21 [COSATU]

COSATU celebrates its affiliate SATAWU as it marks its 24th anniversary 2024-05-21 [COSATU]

A calm discussion on how to build universal healthcare is required 2024-05-21 [Business Report]

New law enables pension fund members to access their savings 2024-05-21 [Cape Times]

Cash transport workers’ strike poses risk of empty ATMs 2024-05-20 [The South Africa]

Labour Court checks Numsa on RAF strike scrummage call 2024-05-20 [The Independent]

Security guard unions gun for PSIRA’s lax rules 2024-05-20 [Sunday World]

SAFTU disappointed that NCOP approved Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill 2024-05-20 [SAFTU]

'We are devastated by this tragedy,' says Sea Harvest as search for 11 fishermen continues 2024-05-20 [News24]

With rescue & recovery ops concluded, George building collapse site officially a crime scene 2024-05-20 [Eyewitness News]

Truck drivers forum confirms planned national shutdown temporarily suspended 2024-05-20 [Eyewitness News]

Gauteng Striking union not recognised by company, says Pikitup 2024-05-20 [JacarandaFM]

DYPUSA affiliated truck drivers expected to strike on Monday 2024-05-20 [SABC]

Labour Court grants RAF workers the right to strike 2024-05-18 [Sunday World]

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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]