Where trade unionists start their day on the net.
South Africa         

Act NOW!

Top news -

ANC was ‘captured before 1994’ - SAFTU 2020-01-20 [IOL]

South African union angered by Telkom's proposed job cuts 2020-01-20 [Reuters]

Solidarity demands 'reckless' Telkom retrenchments be put on ice 2020-01-18 [Fin24]

Sibanye-Stillwater to cut lesser jobs than initially indicated at Marikana 2020-01-18 [Business Report]

Sale of SAA aircraft ‘demonstration of rampant looting’, says NUMSA 2020-01-18 [Eyewitness News]

Numsa welcomes resignation of SAA director Kingston, calls on rest of board to follow suit 2020-01-18 [Fin24]

Concern over principals forcing pupils to drop pure maths to improve pass rate 2020-01-18 [Daily News]

NEHAWU supports SAUS memorandum of demands to DHET on 2020 University registration 2020-01-18 [Polity]

Massmart’s poised for showdown with union over downsizing 2020-01-18 [The Africa Report]

'There's not a lot we can do': Unions await clarity on R2bn for SAA 2020-01-18 [Fin24]

POPCRU supports calls for a gun-free country 2020-01-18 [Polity]

CWU calls for Telkom to help affected employees set up businesses as retrenchments loom 2020-01-18 [SABC]

Domestic workers fight for national minimum wage 2020-01-17 [GroundUp]

Fedusa says the entire Telkom board must go 2020-01-17 [Business Report]

Minister seeks urgent meeting with Telkom over looming retrenchments 2020-01-17 [JacarandaFM]

Mineworker's child's dream to become medic on course 2020-01-17 [SowetanLIVE]

SAFTU calls for maximum working-class unity to fight job loss blood bath and worsening unemployment 2020-01-17 [SAFTU]

SAFTU statement on Reserve Bank's decision to cut interests rate by 0.25% 2020-01-17 [SAFTU]

Four decades on, will there be justice for Neil Aggett when inquest reopens Monday? 2020-01-17 [Daily Maverick]

Workers must be defended against Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko – Union 2020-01-17 [MyBroadband]

3000 jobs on the line as union reveals Telkom's retrenchment plans 2020-01-17 [DispatchLIVE]

The crisis of South Africa’s energy company and unions’ plan to save it 2020-01-17 [Peoples Dispatch]

Do not help with unbundling, unions demand of Eskom - but utility says it never got the memo 2020-01-16 [Fin24]

National jobs bloodbath 2020-01-16 [BusinessTech]

‘Reckless, merciless’: Union blasts Telkom for swingeing job cuts 2020-01-16 [Tech Central]

Unions threaten drastic action at Telkom to fight job cuts 2020-01-16 [BusinessLive]

COSATU statement on the Reserve Bank MPC's decision to cut interest rates 2020-01-16 [Polity]

Vavi: His latest standout quotes blasting ANC, Gordhan and government 2020-01-16 [The South African]

NUM still has confidence in Ramaphosa but seeks new public enterprises minister 2020-01-16 [Radio 702]

‘Eskom board members, do the country a favour and resign’: Numsa 2020-01-16 [SowetanLive]

SADTU welcomes the beginning of the 2020 academic year 2020-01-16 [Polity]

Unions call for Gordhan’s head in picket at Eskom’s Sandton offices 2020-01-16 [Daily Maverick]

Stop the split of Eskom, say South Africa unions 2020-01-15 [IndustriALL]

3000 jobs on the line as union reveals Telkom's retrenchment plans 2020-01-15 [TimesLIVE]

Pravin Gordhan must step down, say Num and Numsa 2020-01-15 [IOL]

NEHAWU threatens to embark on national strike 2020-01-15 [East Coast Radio]

'Eskom must recover municipal debt before pickpocketing SA with 17% tariff hike' 2020-01-15 [Cape Talk radio]

Numsa and NUM to picket at Eskom, call for Pravin Gordhan to be fired 2020-01-15 [TimesLIVE]

Beef up security or more patients will get hurt at state health facilities, warns Denosa 2020-01-15 [TimesLIVE]

Prasa wins R35m court battle against unions 2020-01-15 [The Citizen]

Union vows to fight Massmart retrenchments 'tooth and nail' 2020-01-15 [Cape Talk radio]

Report delays in delivery of teaching and learning materials – Sadtu 2020-01-15 [News24]

Saccawu to oppose Massmart retrenchments 2020-01-14 [Radio 702]

COSATU statement on planned Massmart retrenchments 2020-01-14 [Polity]

You can't use state capture as a scapegoat for load shedding - Nehawu 2020-01-14 [Radio 702]

As battle for Eskom goes nuclear, Pravin Gordhan is once again the target 2020-01-14 [Daily Maverick]

NUMSA wants Eskom board, Gordhan axed 2020-01-14 [East Coast Radio]

Unions respond to Mabuza resignation: ‘Thanks for going, and thanks for nothing’ 2020-01-14 [JacarandaFM]

Policing union calls for reintroduction of specialised units 2020-01-14 [Radio 702]

'It's political theatre': Cosatu slams calls to move Eskom to energy department 2020-01-14 [Fin24]

This month in labour history

8-01-1912 The African National Congress is founded in Bloemfontein [more]

9-01-1973 A strike wave begins in Durban when 2000 black brickworkers walk off the job and win a doubling of their wages [more]

23-01-1982 Formula1 Grand Prix drivers went on strike and barricaded themselves in doors in protest against new "super licence" conditions. They were fined but they won and the new licences were withdrawn. [more]