“The CWAO/SWF is taking Mister Sweet, owned by Premier Foods, to the CCMA on 29 February, after several months of the company refusing to pay workers a basic salary. Mister Sweet makes sweets and supplies Spar and Woolworths, among other shops. It has very poor health and safety practices and workers often get injured there.”

“The SWF won a victory against snack manufacturing giant Simba in the
Johannesburg Labour Court on 21 November, with Simba forced to withdraw
its bid for a permanent interdict against deemed permanent workers
together with permanent workers who went on…”

The Simunye Workers Forum (SWF) and Casual Workers’ Advice Office (CWAO) are heartened that Labour Court judge Andre van Niekerk has dismissed with costs the Registrar of Labour Relations’ application for leave to appeal his ruling that the Registrar must register the SWF as a trade union.

The SWF and CWAO note that the Registrar of Labour Relations has decided to waste tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of rands of public money in appealing the Labour Court decision that ordered him to register the SWF as a trade union by 12 July 2023.

SWF activists and a CWAO board member shot with live ammunition in Germiston yesterday.

The Simunye Workers Forum (SWF) is delighted to have won a major victory in the Labour Court in Johannesburg yesterday (21 June 2023).

The SWF is a trade union of 6600 members, which organises workers known as ‘casual’.

On Wednesday 14 June, the Labour Court in Johannesburg will hear an appeal by the Simunye Workers Forum (SWF) against the Registrar of Labour Relations refusal to register the SWF as a trade union.

Jacob Potlaki, an organiser with the Casual Workers’ Advice Office and Simunye Workers Forum (SWF), was threatened by representatives of the Centurion-based Liwayway Food South Africa (Pty) Ltd yesterday (18 May 2023) at 3:30pm on the factory premises.

The Simunye Workers’ Forum has been protesting all day [on 27 January] outside Kyron Laboratories in Johannesburg after a white manager, a Mr. Young, assaulted a Black worker earlier in January.

On 8 May 2021, the Simunye Workers Forum held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM), as…