IR Update: 26 November 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Numsa strike at Whirlpool The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) condemned what it called attempts by household appliances maker Whirlpool to bully it into signing an agreement to end ongoing industrial action.  As many as 900 workers, including non-union members, have been on strike since 6 November over housing assistance demands. Numsa [...]

IR Update: 19 November 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Tshwane Metro Police ex-trainees protest Former Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) trainees demonstrated outside Tshwane House on Wednesday demanding to be reinstated and accusing mayor Solly Msimanga of “lying” and promising them “heaven and earth”, yet not doing anything.  About 200 former TMPD trainees claimed they completed training courses and received diplomas, but [...]

IR Update: 12 November 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Ugu municipal workers’ strike ends A strike by workers in KwaZulu-Natal’s Ugu district municipality ended last Monday.  The strike, by members of the SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) started in October and lasted for more than three weeks. The cause of the strike allegedly is about a life cover insurance scheme.  The situation was [...]

IR Update: 5 November 2017

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Satawu-affilisted security guards on strike at Chubb Chubb security guards affiliated to the South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) start a strike on Monday. Sticking points unresolved since December last year include contributions from non-members and managers’ (i.e. Agency Shop agreement), standby allowances, promotion policy, weekend standby allowances of R1,000 [...]