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

The plight of informal coal miners [Aljazeera] 2021-05-06

Strikers happy buses are not moving [SowetanLIVE] 2021-05-06

Gauteng SAMWU go to on indefinite protected strike at Rand Water from 13 May [COSATU] 2021-05-05

May Day 2021 address by President of COSATU Cde Zingiswa Losi [Polity] 2021-05-03

Free State OVK workers accuse company of abuse, harassment [SABC] 2021-05-03

Western Cape Firefighters take to the streets to protect jobs [Weekend Argus] 2021-05-02

Lack of jobs, income inequality remain sore points in SA as world celebrates Workers’ Day [SABC] 2021-05-01

SAFTU May Day 2021 message to workers! [SAFTU] 2021-05-01

Amcu wants ConCourt to ensure solidarity strikes are legally protected [The Star] 2021-04-30


Today's labour news

Western Cape Strike suspended but danger pay discord lingers 2021-05-08 [Knysna-Plett Herald]

Domestic workers need more time to claim for work injuries, says unions 2021-05-08 [Cape Argus]

Gauteng COSATU statement on Minister Fikile Mbalula’s planned announcement of solution to e-toll impasse 2021-05-08 [COSATU]

Northern Cape SAMWU memorandum of demands presented to Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality in Kuruman 2021-05-08 [COSATU]

Unions threaten to pull out of wage talks at Eskom unless they’re part of turnaround strategy 2021-05-07 [The Star]

Gauteng SAFTU supports DEMAWUSA strike at Metrobus 2021-05-07 [SAFTU]

Gauteng Union calls for probe into Metrobus finances amid wage dispute 2021-05-07 [JacarandaFM]

Western Cape Cape Town firefighters suspended for demanding fair jobs 2021-05-07 [Elitsha]

Western Cape Families of slain Rheinmetall workers say the company is responsible 2021-05-07 [Elitsha]

Gauteng Waste pickers’ livelihoods at risk in Johannesburg 2021-05-07 [GroundUp]

Western Cape Labour Minister promises action against farmers 2021-05-07 [GroundUp]

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

Mpumalanga District wants an amicable solution to protests in Standerton 2021-05-07 [Ridge Times]

Eskom salary negotiations suspended 2021-05-07 [DispatchLIVE]

 VIDEO  Eskom wage negotiations nearing collapse as unions walk out 2021-05-07 [SABC]

Gauteng Blyvoor gold mine reboots, prepares damages claim against NUM 2021-05-07 [Daily Maverick]

Eskom salary negotiations suspended 2021-05-07 [SowetanLIVE]

Western Cape Vital Health hit by wage strike 2021-05-07 [Weekend Argus]

COSATU welcomes progress on Covid-19 Vaccine TRIPS waiver 2021-05-07 [COSATU]

DENOSA to host International Nurses Day commemoration event on 12 May at CSIR in Pretoria 2021-05-06 [COSATU]

Gauteng SAMWU distancing itself from current strike at Metro bus in City of Joburg 2021-05-06 [COSATU]

Western Cape Residents burn tyres and rubble near Siqalo in protest over unpaid salaries 2021-05-06 [Cape Argus]

Gauteng Cops to escort Metrobus drivers amid threats from striking workers 2021-05-06 [The Star]

The plight of informal coal miners 2021-05-06 [Aljazeera]

Mpumalanga Cosatu wants answers from Sasol and municipality in Secunda 2021-05-06 [Ridge Times]

Cosatu asks for unity among public workers amid wage negotiations 2021-05-06 [The Star]

Mpumalanga Sadtu says schools not ready to have all primary school learners back 2021-05-06 [Lowvelder]

North West NEHAWU statement on safety of its members and workers at Department of Social Development 2021-05-06 [Polity]

Mpumalanga Unions plead with Nelspruit High Court to consider Lily Mine workers and families 2021-05-06 [Lowvelder]

Eskom holds back on offering salary hikes as wage negotiations kick off 2021-05-06 [News24]

Eskom proposes changing conditions of service during first day of wage talks 2021-05-06 [TimesLIVE]

Western Cape City of Cape Town hits back at Samwu over 'enslaved' workers claim 2021-05-06 [News24]

Western Cape COSATU demands that City of Cape Town resolves issues with SAMWU in dispute with firefighters 2021-05-06 [Eyewitness News]

Mpumalanga COSATU opposes delaying reopening of Lily mine 2021-05-06 [CapricornFM]

Firefighters plead for protection from criminals 2021-05-06 [TimesLIVE]

Strikers happy buses are not moving 2021-05-06 [SowetanLIVE]

Eskom calls union wage demands unaffordable in tense negotiation 2021-05-06 [Bloomberg/Daily Maverick]

Solidarity meets with minister over Cuban engineers 2021-05-06 [Solidarity News]

Gauteng ‘Pray for rain’ – Samwu warns residents as strike looms 2021-05-06 [The Citizen]

More talks scheduled in bid to break public wage deadlock 2021-05-05 [Fin24]

Public sector unions, government to resume wage talks 2021-05-05 [SABC]

North West SADTU condemns stabbing of female educator at school 2021-05-05 [SADTU]

Northern Cape NEHAWU calls on scopa to punish provincial legislature secretary for misleading it 2021-05-05 [COSATU]

Gauteng COSATU statement on upcoming SAMWU strike at Rand Water 2021-05-05 [COSATU]

Gauteng SAMWU go to on indefinite protected strike at Rand Water from 13 May 2021-05-05 [COSATU]

Eastern Cape Spar workers end strike after agreement reached 2021-05-04 [GroundUp]

NUMSA: Eskom using wage talks as scapegoat to implement load shedding 2021-05-04 [Eyewitness News]

Gauteng Metrobus drivers leave passengers stranded as they embark on strike 2021-05-04 [The Star]

Gauteng SAMWU threatens another strike, says Rand Water is negotiating in bad faith 2021-05-04 [Eyewitness News]

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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]