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Illegal strike in Ugu district municipality ends

PORT SHEPSTONE– The illegal strike by municipal employees, which disrupted the water supply in the Ugu district municipality on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, has ended, the provincial co-operative governance and traditional affairs department (Cogta) said on Saturday.     “The strike had impacted negatively on the municipality to discharge its constitutional responsibilities. This includes, among […]

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Workers on strike for union recognition at Toyota’s subsidiary

JOHANNESBURG, October 23 – The Liberated Metalworkers Union of South Africa’s (Limusa) strike at Toyota Tsusho Africa in Durban, entered its fourth day on Monday. Limusa, an affiliate of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), said that the protected industrial action was as a result of the company’s refusal to grant the union organisational rights as […]

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Workers down tools at SA plastic factory over harsh working conditions

JOHANNESBURG, October 17 – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Tuesday that workers have embarked on a strike at Venk-Pac Plastics in Verulam, KwaZulu-Natal, to protest against working conditions at the plant. Venk-Pac provides complete plastic packaging solutions from its factories in South Africa. The firm, which currently employs over 200 […]

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Parliament committee urges Home Affairs to assist flood victims

JOHANNESBURG, October 16  – The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs in Parliament has urged the department to speedily issue people affected by floods with necessary civic documents. In a statement at the weekend the committee said it had “observed with shock” the recent devastating floods that affected residents of KwaZulu-Natal especially in the eThekwini Municipality. “In […]

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153 NUM Zululand Anthracite Colliery underground strikers resurface

EMAKHALTHINI, October 15 – The 153 workers who staged an underground sit-in at the Zululand Anthracite Colliery at Emakhalathini in northern KwaZulu-Natal since October 10 – apparently over long-service awards – have resurfaced from the mine, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Sunday. The 153 NUM members and other workers resurfaced from underground […]