Unions have welcomed the agreement reached by government, businesses and Nedlac to reinstate the UIF COVID-19 scheme.
The safety of workers has become a worrying factor for some labour federations. This as workers return to work next week. Both the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and South African Federation of Trade Union (SAFTU) fear that workers will be more exposed to coronavirus infections, as the country is in the midst of the second wave of the pandemic.
Communications Workers Union (CWU) are calling for SABC employees to down tools on Friday ahead of the pickets outside the Labour Court and the lunchtime pickets.
Cosatu says it is happy with the way its national strike took place yesterday.
Public Sector Unions will on Friday announce how they plan to tackle their wage dispute with government.
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in KwaZulu-Natal has called on all unions to rally behind Friday’s nationwide strike by health workers called by National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu).
A failure by South Africa to lower public debt risks triggering credit downgrades deeper into subinvestment, Fitch said on Wednesday.
Early attempts to resolve a wage dispute between the South African government and public-sector trade unions have failed and the dispute will now move to arbitration, according to the bargaining chamber where such wage disputes are heard.
The Motsepe Foundation Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership is hosting its 4th Annual Summit on Friday in commemoration of International Women’s Day.
Government’s decision to cut the wage bill of public servants by more R160 billion over the next three years has sparked an angry reaction from labour unions.