Over 700 workers represented by NUMSA have been on strike since October 3 demanding the university treat them on a par with permanent employees in terms of pay and medical benefits
NUMSA which is representing the workers will approach the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration following the failure of talks with employers, who are demanding the in lieu of a salary hike, the union not raise any issues for three years
Farm workers in vineyards in the Western Cape, who work and live in atrocious conditions, staged a march to the embassies of Norway and Sweden. State-owned monopolies in these countries buy the bulk of the produce from these farms
The sit-in came in response to the company’s inaction on an alleged sexual harassment complaint from one of the employees
The CEO of South African Airlines, Vuyani Jarana, had recently resigned, alleging that the government was not cooperating in his plan to revive the airline. The unions also demanded the resignation of four members of the company’s board
Peoples Dispatch speaks to Phakamile Hlubi Majola, spokesperson of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa ( NUMSA), on the union’s militant struggle over the years and the challenges ahead.
Led by the NUMSA, workers of the Indian-owned corporation, have been on strike since March 12 against the company’s misuse of a loophole in the law to avoid making eligible workers permanent
Peoples Dispatch spoke to Vuyolwethu Toli, National Working Committee member of the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party in South Africa, on the new party’s aims and agenda for the coming national elections.