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Steinhof beats the Guptas in the corruption race

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More than 2000 comrades from different unions attended the first Congress launching the new trade union federation, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), held on 21-23 April 2017 at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng. Speaking to Karibu!, Felecity…

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The bosses are resisting implementing section 198 rights as conferred by the new amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in 2014. The amendments make provision for labour broker, contract and part-time workers to be workers to access these rights…

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Month-on-month the price of the PACSA Food Basket has come down by R14.37 (-0.7%) from R2 068.35 in March 2017 to R2 053.98 in April 2017. Whilst this is a good thing, the price drop is not large enough, nor…

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Over the past few weeks, labour broker workers at Pick ‘n Pay/Assist Bakeries and at Pepkor’s distribution centre have been on strike. Workers were demanding wage increases and benefits such as provident fund membership, and both strikes were…

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South Africans are among the world’s worst savers according to Fin24, and what is most disturbing is that only 6% of South Africans are able to retire comfortably. This is a huge concern and what is clear is that South…

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“The ANC committed a crime when they introduced outsourcing and labour brokers”. These are the words of John Appolis from GIWUSA on 18 February 2017, when Outsourcing Must Fall (OMF) activists held a rally at the Mary Fiztgerald Square in…

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Workers at Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) in Sipitang, Sabah (Malaysia) have been picketing for eight days now, demanding action on unpaid wages, health and safety and union recognition. They have not yet received their wages from last month and their…

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On 25 March 2017, Community Healthcare Workers from various Clinics, including Dark City Clinic, Westonaria Central Clinic, Ekangala Clinic and Mogale City Clinic, participated in a workshop on sexual harassment, and particularly sexual harassment…

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According to Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA), inflation on the PACSA Food Basket has decreased in February 2017. But it is too soon to tell whether this drop signals the start of a general downward trend in food…

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Dis-Chem labour broker workers have won a significant victory through the new LRA section 198 rights. 127 workers have been made permanent Dis-Chem workers, with three more CCMA cases involving 317 workers to be heard in February…

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