South Africa is set to implement an $8.5bn plan funded by western countries to transition from coal-based energy to renewables. The country’s biggest union NUMSA has warned this plan will only intensify privatization while burdening South Africans with debt and poverty.
The sale of the restructured South Africa Airways (SAA) to a private consortium at an undisclosed price may provoke further labor unrest. The workers are already angry at the impending dismissal of 225 more workers
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has noted that identifying overpriced contracts with other companies can save PetroSA millions and prevent the retrenchments
For 12 hours after the incident, the management of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer on the African continent, did not bring in specialists, but used about 10 of its ordinary employees to conduct the search and rescue operation, NUMSA reported
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) alleges that the company dismissed 99 workers on December 11, the first day of holiday season, to prevent the union from taking action against it.
The farmers in India are demanding the withdrawal of three recently passed laws that will affect the prices they get for the produce and which they fear will lead to greater corporate entry into agriculture.
A new agreement between unions and the South African government will see the ailing airline retain 2,000 jobs and offer better terms in the voluntary severance package
Phakamile Hlubi-Majola discusses the struggle being waged by South African trade unions to save the country’s airline and above all, to protect its employees
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The Department of Public Enterprises, which had repeatedly assured the unions that the national airline will not be liquidated, came out in support of a so-called “business rescue plan” which will result in its effective liquidation
The unions are appealing to a higher court after a labor court ruled against the their application seeking an interdiction against SAA’s decision to close 11 routes. The unions are arguing that it will lead to retrenchments
The workers were dismissed after they launched an ‘unprotected’ strike on January 24. The reinstatement comes as the strike action has taken a heavy toll on the company’s vehicles production