Greenpeace Africa sets up ‘hospital’ protest scene at Eskom head office

Engineering News reports that anti-pollution activists from Greenpeace Africa on Tuesday blocked the entrance to State-owned power utility Eskom’s Megawatt Park head office, in Johannesburg. The environmental organisation confirmed in a statement that the activists used a makeshift emergency hospital scene to highlight the “premature deaths and disease caused by pollution out of the utility’s […]

Outa to challenge the Aarto Amendment Act

Engineering News writes that the Organization Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Friday it plans to mount a legal challenge against the amendment of the Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Act. President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this year assented to and signed the Aarto Amendment Bill, making it law. Implementation now awaits the law being gazetted with a […]

Ceppwawu emphatic that fuel industry is not an ‘essential services’

Sunday Independent reports that Cosatu affiliate, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (Ceppwawu), has rejected the essential services committee’s plan to declare the fuel industry an essential service.  Such a declaration would prevent workers in that sector from striking.  The union has threatened to strike if the production, transport and distribution of fuel is […]

SACTWU signs new wage agreement with SEE sector

SABC News writes that the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), which is an affiliate of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has signed an agreement following negotiations with the Supported Employment Enterprises sector. The new agreement comprises of improvements relating to wages, healthcare, and housing allowances. “We have managed to agree to […]

Cosatu demands three-year wage freeze in government

The Citizen writes that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to commit to a three-year wage moratorium for public office bearers who include ministers, deputies and councillors – going further than a mere cut in perks. Ramaphosa has instructed ministers of finance, public service and public works to review […]