IR Update: 22 April 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION & RELATED COMMUNITY ACTIVISM Transport industry strike The CCMA facilitated talks to end the strike in the transport industry have not yet resulted in a breakthrough with the strike set to continue into this week. The SA Road Passenger Bargaining Council (SARPBAC) approached the CCMA for help, and the talks involve all [...]

IR Update: 15 April 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Saftu’s national day of action The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) – of which NUMSA is a member – is preparing for a national day of action in the form of a general strike on 25 April 2018 in protest against the introduction of the labour law amendments and the [...]

IR Update: 8 April 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Team of MECs appointed to resolve month-long Nehawu strike A team of MECs has been appointed by North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo to deal with the issues at the centre of the ongoing strike by members of the National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu).  Nehawu members have been strike for a [...]

IR Update: 25 March 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Amcu’s marches The march by the Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday to the Union Buildings was marred by Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s decision to leave the venue without receiving the union’s memorandum of demands.  Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa took a swipe at Mantashe for leaving, suggesting he could [...]

IR Update: 18 March 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Amcu to march to Union Buildings on 20 March The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) is arranging a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, 20 March to protest the mass job losses in the mining industry and other socio-economic issues.  The protest will affect staff attendance at various [...]

IR Update: 11 March 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Strike at Optimum Mine ended Newly-appointed Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe met on Thursday with workers and management at Optimum coal mine in Mpumalanga in a bid to resolve the impasse that arose after about 2,000 workers went on strike demanding salaries and answers about the future of the mine.  The Gupta-owned [...]

IR Update: 4 March 208

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Strike at DUT ended The strike at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) has been suspended.  Vice-chancellor Professor Thandwa Mthembu announced late on Wednesday that the institution would be fully operational from Thursday, with lectures due to resume on Monday.  The lock-out imposed on staff who took part in the seven week industrial action [...]

IR Update: 25 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Strike regarding uncertainty at Optimum Coal Mine Optimum Coal Mine has assured its striking workers that it will deal with their concerns regarding possible change of ownership and payment of salaries speedily.  Employees commenced strike action on Thursday over concerns that they would not be paid on Friday.  There were also concerns that the [...]

IR Update: 18 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION Sadtu teachers strike in Eldorado Park Some parents in Eldorado Park stepped-in last Wednesday after the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) withdrew its members from 29 schools in the area.  In some areas learning was totally disrupted as Sadtu boycotted classes, citing safety issues. Sadtu branch member Desmond Luvhengo said they withdrew [...]

IR Update: 11 February 2018

INDUSTRIAL ACTION CCMA requested to intervene in DUT wage strike Durban University of Technology (DUT) has applied to the Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to resolve the month-long impasse with unions over wage increases.  The academic year was due to start last Monday‚ but the breakdown in negotiations over better salary packages saw [...]