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ECONOMY & LABOUR


Gauteng Community Health Workers have embarked on a campaign for recognition and to be included in the minimum wage, at R20 per hour. The campaign was initiated by organising regional mass…

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The Sundays River Valley branch of Phakamani Siyephambili – a social movement of farm workers, farm dwellers and small-scale farmers based…

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Load-shedding has ‘returned’ after at almost 3 years. This is barely a month since the Chief Executive Office of Eskom, Phakamani Radebe has assured the public that “there will be not be loadshedding this year”…

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The #ScrapTheLabourBillsCampaign spent Youth Day (16 June 2018) accessing the progress of the campaign and putting together a way forward. The campaign held a meeting at the Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) in Germiston, and industrial area east of…

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On the 1st of May every year workers around the world commemorate May Day which is also called Labour Day. The history of the day is one that details very well the antagonism of class struggle as well as the cruelty of the bourgeoisie. In 1886 on the 4th of May Haymarket Square in Chicago…

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On the 7 May 2018 Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (DEMAWUSA), sent the notice to Metrobus Johannesburg about the bus strike that will start on the 5 June 2018. According to DEMAWUSA the strike was…

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South Africa

“The most historic and progressive changes to South Africa’s labour legislation were adopted overwhelmingly by the National Assembly on Tuesday [29 May 2018]. They were the most significant and progressive amendments to our labour laws…

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In November 2017 the Department of Labour published the National Minimum Wage Bill (NMW) which proposes that the lowest wage should be R20 each hour for general labourers; R18 for farmworkers and all working in the Forestry sector; R15…

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With claims that the South African Federation of Trade Unions(SAFTU) is planning to embark on a 3 day strike to intensify the struggle against the recent…

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At the Freedom Day Rally (27 April 2018) in Bloemfontein, President Ramaphosa stated that the national minimum wage of R20 per hour is not a…

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