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Lay-off fears grip hundreds of Golden Arrow bus service staff 2020-06-30 [Cape Times]

SAMWU Warns of DLTCs Closures in Cape Town 2020-06-25 [SAMWU]

SADTU statement on gender based violence after the killing of two learners 2020-06-24 [Polity]

Teacher union condemns murders of two Cape Town pupils 2020-06-24 [IOL]

Nurses picket over staff shortages at False Bay Hospital 2020-06-22 [GroundUp]

agreement in place regarding bus service 2020-06-19 [George Herald]

Rubbish piles up in George as workers continue to strike 2020-06-18 [The Citizen]

We are already overwhelmed by Covid-19: health care workers 2020-06-18 [TimesLIVE]

Three Labour offices and UIF headquarters close as Covid-19 spreads 2020-06-18 [IOL]

Workers facing unpaid leave after having been placed of Quarantine due to Covid-19 2020-06-18 [COSATU]

SAMWU concerned as City of Cape Town workers face unpaid leave 2020-06-18 [Graaff Reinet Advertiser]

Student nurses 'not a staffing solution' to address health department's shortage 2020-06-18 [Cape Argus]

DENOSA student movement provincial statement on returning of nursing students to clinical training at health facilities 2020-06-16 [COSATU]

Unions, activists call for Cape Town Covid-19 clinical trial to be stopped 2020-06-13 [News24]

'Our workplace is like a jungle,' say staff at Tygerberg Hospital 2020-06-11 [DispatchLIVE]

Health workers at Groote Schuur told to keep quiet over Covid-19 status - Nehawu 2020-06-10 [Cape Talk radio]

Banning of Covid-19 memorial services for Tygerberg hospital nurses slated 2020-06-08 [Cape Times]

Unions, SAHRC warn MEC over reopening plan for Cape schools 2020-06-04 [Cape Argus]

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

Police watchdog investigation after sex worker dies in custody in Mowbray 2020-06-04 [Cape Times]

Unions red-flag Tygerberg Hospital as a hot spot for Covid-19 2020-06-04 [Cape Argus]

A strike by members of NUMSA at Macsteel in Bellville has entered its second week 2020-06-04 [Nari]

Fourth Tygerberg Hospital staff member succumbs to Covid-19, says union 2020-06-03 [Cape Argus]

Teacher unions slam province for reopening schools 2020-06-02 [Cape Times]

Calls for private testing at factory after Covid-19 death 2020-06-02 [Cape Times]

Provincial secretary of SADTU says they are concerned about well being of teachers 2020-06-01 [Nari]

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

Cosatu calls for inspections of province's hospitals 2020-05-30 [The Citizen]

NUMSA has embarked on a strike at Macsteel 2020-05-29 [Nari]

Covid-19: Teachers refuse to return to work after one tests positive 2020-05-29 [GroundUp]

Two Cape Town schools temporarily shut after returning teachers test positive 2020-05-26 [Cape Times]

Uncertainty as teachers union holds talks on schools reopening 2020-05-25 [Cape Times]

Shop cashiers, cops and guards the most infected says provincial Head of Health 2020-05-23 [Elitsha]

Protective gear focus as virus claims another nurse’s life 2020-05-21 [Cape Times]

Khayelitsha hospital worker’s death being probed 2020-05-18 [Cape Times]

Premier Foods reassures its taking extreme precautions at Blue Ribbon Factory 2020-05-15 [Voice of the Cape]

Talks to find way forward for 100 suspended Golden Arrow bus drivers 2020-05-15 [Cape Times]

Warders strike, demand mass testing at prison 2020-05-14 [Cape Times]

Covid-19 shuts another Cape police station 2020-05-14 [Cape Times]

Coronavirus-hit Blue Ribbon bakery in Salt River urged to close temporarily 2020-05-14 [Cape Argus]

Show us you care by protecting us from infection, say protesting nurses 2020-05-14 [TimesLIVE]

Cut production at Cape bread maker with 27 positive Covid-19 cases, urges union 2020-05-11 [Cape Times]

Union angry over second nurse's Covid-19 death 2020-05-11 [Cape Times]

Serious intervention needed to curb Covid-19 spread: COSATU 2020-05-11 [Power98.7]

Bus drivers disrupt services over Covid-19 fears 2020-05-08 [GroundUp]

City of Cape Town in hot water for obstructing inspector probing Covid-19 grievances 2020-05-08 [IOL]

SAFTU condemns the city of Cape Town for putting workers lives at risk 2020-05-07 [SAFTU]

Covid-19: Emergency workers resort to making their own protective equipment 2020-05-07 [GroundUp]

NUM accuses Koeberg management of compromising employee safety 2020-05-07 [The Citizen]

City of Cape Town acquiring stand-in staff as Mfuleni nurses refuse to work 2020-05-06 [Cape Times]

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]