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The workers are ‘fed up with abusive labour practices’ and accuses the Dutch company of hiring labour brokers to impose ‘slavery conditions’. The dispute has included a major battle around the right…

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The outcome of the Jobs Summit on 4-5 October 2018 confirms all the worst fears of the South African Federation of Trade Unions, and vindicates its decision to decline the invitation to attend as…

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Award by Commissioner in CHWs vs Gauteng Department of Health: The Department of Health failed to demonstrate any other justifiable reason…

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On 10 September more than 200 Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs) packed the second floor of the House of Movements in Johannesburg to listen to a battle over their future status…

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Attached you will find a petition signed by those of us that are tired of being abused and humiliated by IMS (Imperial Managed Solutions) and their managers. We write to you because we are workers of Heineken, some of us…

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The Great March of Return – which began on March 30 and has not yet ended – has shuffled the cards and brought crucial questions to the fore regarding the essence of the Palestinian cause…

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The Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) welcomes the judgment in favour of a ‘sole employment’ interpretation, handed down today by the Constitutional Court in the matter of Assign…

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The launch of the #TotalShutdown campaign has focused attention on one of the most difficult questions and challenges facing the social justice movement in South Africa. While there are…

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Chris Barron’s article ‘Something rotten in the state of unions’ (BD, 15 July 2018) quotes the just retired registrar of labour relations, Johan Crouse, as saying that ‘Trade unions are fleecing their members, and the government is making it difficult…

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For more than a year South African has seen an ongoing wave of land occupations in urban areas. This wave started in April/May 2017 in Gauteng, in townships south of Johannesburg such as…

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