Union’s solution to the crisis in Eskom is a reversal of the government’s policy of decommissioning Eskom’s power production units and outsourcing the energy requirement to private companies
After offering a 8% salary hike and the setting up of a team to look into private contracts, the management suddenly declared it didn’t have the funds for the former and mandate for the latter
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
We also look at the people’s rebellion in Honduras against the government of Juan Orlando Hernandez, and the strike by workers of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
We also look at the preparations for a strike by motor workers in South Africa.
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
Workers of Air Chefs, the catering firm that is a subsidiary of South African Airlines, were set to go on strike on October 7 under the banner of NUMSA after their employer withdrew anniversary bonuses
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
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.
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.
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.
The sit-in came in response to the company’s inaction on an alleged sexual harassment complaint from one of the employees