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Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Amcu establishes strike fund for members

As strike in platinum sector persists, union seeks donations from community organisations, individuals and members of affiliates of National Council of Trade Unions

Employment equity report ‘disappointing and superficial’

1 day(s) ago

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says commission’s 14th report will ‘do little’ to promote real development of human resources

Numsa delegates boo Dlamini despite truce

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini heckled by a section of delegates at the federation’s KwaZulu-Natal shop stewards council meeting

Congress of South African Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

EDITORIAL: Vavi believes he can still win

Rather than burst back onto the scene to lead an assault on S’dumo Dlamini, Zwelinzima Vavi has been remarkably restrained

More young people now have jobs, says Patel

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel tells indaba that youth employment accord has helped uplift people under the age of 35

Teachers’ unions up in arms over KwaZulu-Natal pay freezes

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6 day(s) ago

Sadtu says some teachers were unaware they needed ‘to appear for verification’ as education department tries to root out ghost teachers

Job equity ‘no threat to minorities’

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: SOWETAN
6 day(s) ago

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant reassures critics of the controversial draft regulations on employment equity that proposed guidelines for quotas will not prejudice coloureds and Indians

Cosatu gets legal advice on ejecting Numsa

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8 day(s) ago

As ANC seeks to intervene in factional battle within Cosatu, it emerges unions opposing Numsa seek legal opinion on how best to remove it from the federation

Cosatu joins outcry over employment equity rules

Congress of South African Trade Unions Western Cape secretary Tony Ehrenreich. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
8 day(s) ago

Cosatu in Western Cape adds its voice to outcry over draft employment equity regulations which will change the way targets for racial representivity are measured

Vavi supporters blocked from holding meeting

Delegates of Numsa and allied unions sing in praise of Zwelinzima Vavi at the Coastlands  Hotel in Durban on Sunday after the Cosatu leader’s court victory. Picture: RAJESH JANTILAL
9 day(s) ago

Anti-Zwelinzima Vavi crowd disrupts meeting called by at least five Cosatu-affiliated unions at Durban hotel

Back-from-the-cold Vavi sings ANC tune again

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at the Daily Maverick conference in Johannesburg on Thursday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
6 day(s) ago

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi urges federation to fully support ANC in upcoming polls

Economy sheds more jobs in March

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6 day(s) ago

Adcorp employment index shows more than 48,000 workers lost their jobs, most in mining sector, but decline is improvement from huge fall in February

‘Intervention’ by ANC viewed with suspicion

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
6 day(s) ago

Cosatu affiliates that question timing and sincerity of ANC’s intervention in factional fight in federation told to give process a chance

Ramaphosa pulls off month-long truce in warring Cosatu

Numsa members gather outside Cosatu House in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
7 day(s) ago

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa persuaded leaders in Cosatu to cease hostilities for a month to allow facilitation of lasting truce

Expel Cosatu president, not us, says Numsa ahead of committee meeting

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
8 day(s) ago

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini should be expelled and not Numsa, union’s treasurer, Mphumzi Maqungo, says ahead of Cosatu meeting to decide largest affiliate’s fate

Opinion

Platinum strike will beget only losers and survivors

AT ALL COSTS: Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union president Joseph Mathunjwa addresses union members outside Implats’s head office in Illovo, Johannesburg, last week. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

The platinum strike is a game-changing duel in which there are no winners, writes Ben Magara

Opinion

Transkei’s surprising response to Marikana

If the world from which the Marikana miners hail places such importance on ‘magic’ and muti, it must surely matter

 
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