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SA ConCourt rules that workers dismissed over struggle song must be reinstated – NUMSA

JOHANNESBURG, September 13 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said on Thursday the Constitutional Court had ruled that workers fired by a company for singing a struggle song during a 2013 strike must be reinstated. “NUMSA wins again!! The Constitutional court has found that workers who sang the Struggle song “Umama uyajabula […]

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SA metalworkers union awaits Concourt ruling on workers’ dismissal over struggle song

JOHANNESBURG, September 13  – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa on Thursday reiterated its stance that workers should be allowed to express themselves through struggle songs, ahead of a Constitutional Court ruling on whether a company was right to dismiss employees for singing one during a strike. In 2013 Duncanmec dismissed workers affiliated […]

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Eskom ropes in CCMA to mediate wage talks

JOHANNESBURG, July 31  – Eskom said on Tuesday that it has requested the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to intervene and facilitate the protracted wage negotiations between the power utility and workers unions. “Eskom has sought the services of the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to facilitate the engagement between the organisation and union […]

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Minister Molewa welcomes CCMA decision on Working on Fire wage negotiations

PRETORIA, July 7 – Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has welcomed the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) determination that the department and its Working on Fire (WoF) programme cannot bargain with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on wages and conditions of service. “Working on Fire is part of the […]

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Unisa strike called off

PRETORIA, January 27 – The strike at the University of South Africa (Unisa) has been called off with immediate effect following a protracted salary negotiation process which started in August 2017, the university said in a statement. An agreement facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) in terms of section 150 of […]

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SABC wage disputes finalised

JOHANNESBURG, December 18 – The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced on Monday, that an agreement regarding wage negotiations for the 2017/18 financial year had been reached with Communications Workers Union (CWU). “This agreement marks the conclusion of the wage negotiations with organized labour as the Broadcasting, Electronic Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) also […]

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Strike in full swing at government health laboratory

JOHANNESBURG, July – A wage strike by thousands of employees at the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) has brought pathological services to a halt, the NHLS said on Wednesday. NHLS director Shabir Madhi said his organisation had done its best in addressing unions’ demands during salary negotiations. ”Although the exact impact of the strike cannot yet be determined, […]