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Robben Island Museum workers resume duties after strike; wage talks continue 2020-01-23 [Eyewitness News]

Numsa strike at Hisense continues, production halted indefinitely 2020-01-23 [Fin24]

Another paramedic attacked transporting a patient to Tygerberg hospital 2020-01-22 [Cape Times]

Robben Island Museum strike suspended to allow for negotiation 2020-01-18 [Cape Times]

Production stops as Numsa strike hits Hisense plant near Cape Town 2020-01-17 [Fin24]

Robben Island strike leaves tourists high and dry 2020-01-11 [eNCA]

Robben Island Museum still running despite strike 2020-01-10 [Eyewitness News]

Probe into Robben Island ferry 'sabotage' as strike continues 2020-01-09 [DispatchLIVE]

US students drop tour of Robben Island to join workers’ picket 2020-01-09 [Eyewitness News]

Threat to shut down Robben Island 2020-01-08 [Cape Times]

Striking workers vow to bring Robben Island to total standstill 2020-01-07 [Cape Talk radio]

Major hospitals remain on load shedding alert 2019-12-19 [Cape Times]

UNTU calls for better crime intelligence to arrest Cape Town train arsonists 2019-12-16 [Eyewitness News]

Transport union: Who sent the boys to burn Metrorail trains? 2019-12-14 [Cape Argus]

Turning waste into a sustainable income 2019-12-07 [Elitsha]

Saldanha steelworks shutdown: Buyers eye ArcelorMittal plant as job cuts loom 2019-12-02 [Fin24]

Three journalists robbed while covering Cosatu World Aids Day event in Khayelitsha 2019-12-02 [News24]

Support grows for Saldanha community resisting closure of steel mill 2019-11-29 [Daily Maverick]

Municipal workers and unemployed want Cape Town to create more jobs 2019-11-29 [Elitsha]

Law enforcement strike threat leaves Cape Flats residents in fear of rampant crime 2019-11-26 [Cape Argus]

Cape Town law enforcement officers protest 2019-11-26 [GroundUp]

Samwu warns of 'unsafe conditions' in Cape Town if demands not met 2019-11-26 [Cape Talk]

The grim life of a Philippi farm worker 2019-11-23 [GroundUp]

Saldanha residents call on government to keep steel mill open 2019-11-22 [Daily Maverick]

Picket at Saldanha Steel over plant closure 2019-11-22 [GroundUp]

Saldanha community to pay heavy price as 568 steel jobs disappear on West Coast 2019-11-14 [Daily Maverick]

Govt calls for Saldanha plant to be sold rather than shut down 2019-11-14 [The Citizen]

Strike on the cards for Robben Island Museum workers 2019-11-14 [Eyewitness News]

Saldanha steel closure signals death of SA industrial dreams 2019-11-13 [Daily Maverick]

West Coast region hard-hit by Saldanha Steel closure 2019-11-12 [Moneyweb]

Govt wants ArcelorMittal to sell its Saldanha plant - rather than shut it down 2019-11-11 [Fin24]

ArcelorMittal South Africa to close Saldanha operation 2019-11-11 [Bloomberg/Moneyweb]

“We didn’t ask for much” – seven years after the De Doorns uprising 2019-11-11 [Ground Up]

Heated debate over which court should hear farm worker case 2019-11-08 [GroundUp]

Informal traders protest in Mitchells Plain 2019-11-05 [GroundUp]

Denel explosion victims' families await probe results before deciding next move 2019-11-04 [Eyewitness News]

POPCRU members picket outside the Lansdowne police station 2019-11-03 [24/7News.Africa]

50 more firefighters recruited for Cape Town's fire season 2019-10-31 [Eyewitness News]

Thugs scare municipal workers away from broken township drains 2019-10-28 [GroundUp]

A day in the life of a municipal sewerage worker 2019-10-28 [GroundUp]

NEHAWU NC angered by the deplorable working conditions of its members in De-Aar 2019-10-25 [Polity]

Local fishers and activists want Langebaan fish farms stopped —but government mussels in 2019-10-14 [Daily Maverick]

City of Cape Town, firefighters deadlock easing 'but not concluded' 2019-10-10 [Cape Argus]

Firefighters back at work 2019-10-10 [Cape Town Etc]

UWC fashion students punt ‘awearness’ 2019-10-10 [Cape Argus]

Cape Town firefighter strike on back burner until court challenge heard 2019-10-09 [News 24]

City of Cape Town, SAMWU reach interim agreement over firefighters overtime pay 2019-10-08 [Safrica24]

Overtime boycott sees 12 of 30 CT firestations manned overnight 2019-10-04 [Eyewitness News]

CT firefighters asked to leave stations after refusing to work overtime 2019-10-03 [Eyewitness News]

Customer assaults pregnant Shoprite cashier 2019-10-02 [GroundUp]

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]