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Transpharm Workers in Cape Town join strike over wage hike Transpharm workers in Cape Town join strike over wage hike

The employees of Transpharm, a leading pharmaceutical distributor, are on strike in Pretoria and Cape Town after the company refused their demand of a minimum wage of R12,500 (about USD 855). The strike is being led by the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa

Industrial and Commercial Workers Union The forgotten story of South Africa’s radical trade union

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) was a radical trade union formed on the docks of Cape Town in South Africa during the times of apartheid and segregation.

AMCU South Africa South Africa’s largest mining union seeks wage hike from industry giants

The union’s demand of a phased wage hike for mine workers, along with other health and housing benefits, is in light of the windfall gains accrued by the mining companies due to soaring prices of the platinum group metals

NUMSA prepares for labor dispute in motor industry sector

Workers in the motor industry sector are demanding a 12% hike, along with a night-shift allowance for fuel station employees working on night shifts

david sanders David Sanders (1945-2019) and the struggle for right to health

David Sanders, who passed away on August 30, was passionate about participatory socialist democracy as a way to improve health and reduce inequality.

Xenophobic ‘shutdowns’ turn indiscriminately violent

The ‘shutdowns’ spreading across Gauteng are intended as targeted xenophobia. But the actions of one mob in Joburg’s inner city show that, in practice, they can harm anyone in their path.

south africa trade union ANC-affiliated trade union warns of strike against proposed economic reforms in South Africa

The economic reforms announced by the National Treasury would weaken labor rights and advocate for the privatization of state-owned enterprises and export-led growth

ATW-ep-48 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 48

In this episode, we look at the anti-fascist demonstration in Germany, an imminent industrial action by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) for workers’ rights and the Social Unity’s call for a national protest on September 5.

numsa-fuel-station-worker-strike NUMSA threatens strike in motor sector if negotiations fail

The union has demanded a 12% hike for the approximately 306,000 workers in the sector, in addition to transport allowance for fuel station workers employed for night shifts.

South Africa glass workers strike Glass industry workers in South Africa strike for better pay and regularization

Led by the GIWUSA, the workers have been demanding a hike for 8.5% across the board to counter the cost of living and regularization of the workers hired through labor brokers.

Police emergency call center workers win concessions after strike

The strike was called off by the unions after South Africa Police Service assures the union that the call center workers’ employment will be shifted from Public Service Act to Police Act, which would raise their pay and provide additional benefits.

ArcelorMittal South Africa With layoffs looming, NUMSA to engage ArcelorMittal management in discussions next week

ArcelorMittal South Africa had earlier announced its plan to retrench more than 2,000 of its 8,769 employees in South Africa. NUMSA has accused the company of taking this decision as a retribution against workers who went on strike in March.

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