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Police fire stun grenade at workers protesting in PE 2020-06-30 [GroundUp]

Healthcare has collapsed: ‘Sick people are fighting each other’ 2020-06-29 [City Press]

Protest by Cecilia Makiwane Hospital workers forces decontamination 2020-06-27 [Elitsha]

Nelson Mandela Bay state maternity services near collapse as workers stay away 2020-06-25 [Daily Maverick]

Union cautions on return to work at Makana 2020-06-25 [Grocott's Mail]

Sadtu still adamant schools must close 2020-06-24 [DispatchLIVE]

204 learners test positive for COVID-19 at school 2020-06-24 [Sunday World]

Province's healthcare woes worsen 2020-06-23 [New Frame]

56 staff at one hospital test positive for Covid-19 2020-06-23 [HeraldLIVE]

More field hospitals as union expects 'explosion' of Covid-19 cases 2020-06-23 [News24]

Nurses face Covid-19 stigma 2020-06-22 [New Frame]

Shut all province's schools, says Sadtu 2020-06-22 [DispatchLIVE]

15 nurses infected, union says as standoff at clinic intensifies 2020-06-20 [HeraldLIVE]

Chaos at Uitenhage hospital after staffer’s Covid-19 death 2020-06-19 [HeraldLIVE]

More schools closed due to virus 2020-06-18 [DispatchLIVE]

 VIDEO NEHAWU monitors local Covid-19 safety precautions 2020-06-18 [Graaff Reinet Advertiser]

Summerstrand Hotel Staff in limbo as severance packages are still not paid 2020-06-18 [AlgoaFM]

Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action 2020-06-18 [Daily Maverick]

Hospital turned into a serious health hazard during protest action 2020-06-17 [Daily Maverick]

Outcomes of the SACP & COSATU bilateral engagement 2020-06-16 [COSATU]

As cases spike, unions create chaos at Livingstone Hospital 2020-06-16 [Financial Mail]

Nehawu strikes deal, workers at EC’s Livingstone Hospital return to work 2020-06-13 [InsiderAfrica]

Police accused of using coronavirus as an excuse to get off duty 2020-06-13 [GroundUp]

Workers take municipality to CCMA 2020-06-12 [GroundUp]

Union accuses Life Healthcare hospital of secretly quarantining staff 2020-06-12 [The Citizen]

NEHAWU leadership to visit the Port Elizabeth area as infection of workers spiral out of control 2020-06-11 [COSATU]

DENOSA fully supports Premier’s plan to push for a ban on alcohol 2020-06-10 [COSATU]

Hospital capacity not ramped up enough to cope with looming crisis, report reveals 2020-06-10 [HeraldLIVE]

Nursing union backs Premier’s call for return of booze ban 2020-06-09 [AlgoaFM]

“Patients are suffering” due to severe staff shortage, says NEHAWU 2020-06-08 [GroundUp]

NEHAWU on growing numbers of infected workers in private health care institutions 2020-06-08 [Polity]

Psychiatric hospital seeks interdict against SANCO and NEHAWU 2020-06-06 [GroundUp]

Formex workers protest over Ters payments 2020-06-06 [HeraldLIVE]

Cosatu supports NUM's call for safety of workers before profits at Eskom 2020-06-06 [Polity]

Linen shortages due to go-slow at Livingstone and Provincial hospitals hits admissions 2020-06-05 [TimesLIVE]

Top activist Ayanda Kota fears for his life 2020-06-04 [New Frame]

Covid-19: Union accused of “storming” hospital, putting staff and patients at risk 2020-06-04 [GroundUp]

Covid-19: Workers at Kromberg & Schubert down tools 2020-06-04 [GroundUp]

Two Eskom employees succumb to Covid-19 2020-06-04 [Business Report]

 VIDEO COVID-19: Startling claims about hospital 2020-06-02 [eNCA]

Schools without water, sanitation won’t open on Monday 2020-05-31 [HeraldLIVE]

Union blames Sars after employee dies of Covid-19 2020-05-29 [DispatchLIVE]

 VIDEO Protest to continue outside Midland Hospital 2020-05-29 [Graaff Reinet Advertiser]

SAMWU demands that Chris Hani District Municipality moves to a higher lockdown level 2020-05-27 [Polity]

Hospitals in crisis as staff down tools 2020-05-27 [DispatchLIVE]

Call to inspect more hospitals after closure of Frere 2020-05-26 [DispatchLIVE]

Health Department lifts suspension of nurses over Covid-19 death 2020-05-25 [Business Day]

Samwu concerned by covid-19 deaths in Eastern Cape 2020-05-23 [COSATU]

Denosa decries suspension of nurses 2020-05-23 [AlgoaFM]

Doctors and nurses down tools at hospital 2020-05-23 [GroundUp]

This month in labour history

This month in labour history

1-07-1918 15,000 miners stop work. The police run to try to force them to descend, causing violent clashes. 8 leaders are arrested for "incitement to violence". [more]