Calls for unity, end of exploitation and more jobs reverberate as political parties hail workers

1 May 2021, 12:30 PM
Workers' Day was born from the protracted struggle for workers' rights and social justice of the late 1800s. It has been a holiday in many countries since 1891.
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DA in Limpopo urges EFF to constructively engage with ZZ2 farm 2 May 2021, 6:45 PM

The Democratic Alliance in Limpopo is urging the EFF to start constructive discussions with the owners of  ZZ2 farms in Limpopo. The EFF led a protest action outside ZZ2 offices on Saturday, outside Magoebaskloof, as part of its Labour Day Activities.   

India’s COVID crisis shows urgent need for production of vaccines by developing countries 2 May 2021, 7:09 AM

Ramaphosa says a temporary Trips waiver of vaccine patents will allow developing nations more speedy and equitable access to vaccines.

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Shift in global business landscape as employees prefer remote working 1 May 2021, 9:57 PM

As  South Africa commemorates  Workers' Day or May Day today there is growing curiosity on whether the workforce of the future will continue to reflect the dramatic shift in the global business landscape that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.

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Political parties lament ‘little to celebrate on May Day’ 1 May 2021, 6:50 PM

Many of the country's political parties believe there is little to celebrate on May Day this year.

ZZ2 beefs up security amid demonstration over Giyani water crisis 1 May 2021, 12:45 PM

Security is tight at the entrance of the ZZ2 farm's offices along the R81 in Moeketsi, outside Modjadjiskloof in Limpopo, where members of the EFF are demonstrating to observe the Workers' Day.

Saftu salutes workers urging them to unite and fight exploitation, tyranny 1 May 2021, 11:00 AM

As the world celebrates workers' achievements, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has raised concerns over what it terms, capitalism’s tendency to reduce costs of production and maximise profit.

VIDEO: Cosatu’s 2021 May Day celebrations 1 May 2021, 10:00 AM

SA's biggest labour federation, Cosatu, is holding a virtual May Day celebration instead of a rally due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Lack of jobs, income inequality remain sore points in SA as world celebrates Workers’ Day 1 May 2021, 7:32 AM

This day is observed to celebrate the achievements of the workers and to spread awareness about the exploitation that the workers face.

Workers’ Day | Top 10 in-demand jobs in South Africa right now 30 April 2021, 2:15 PM

The South African government has identified jobs and skills that are in high demand across business sectors at a national level.

Workers’ Rights in SA | Equity, working hours and the right to protest 30 April 2021, 12:35 PM

The Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 was enacted to among other things,  promote and facilitate collective bargaining at the work place and at the sectoral level.

INFOGRAPHIC: Unemployment in SA amid COVID-19 pandemic 30 April 2021, 11:55 AM

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in job losses across the deepened South Africa's unemployment crisis.

In Brief | History of Workers’ Day 30 April 2021, 11:18 AM

Worker’s Day is observed annually in South Africa to celebrate workers’ rights.

Q&A | Fibre Optic Technician on working amid the COVID-19 pandemic 30 April 2021, 10:33 AM

South Africans will celebrate Worker’s Day on Saturday.