Security guards left high and dry as Prasa terminates ‘irregular’ contracts

The Star reports that thousands of security guards have been left unemployed after Passenger Rail Agency SA (Prasa) terminated contracts with their companies across the country. On Monday, the Prasa board announced that they had resolved to terminate contracts with private security companies because they didn’t get value for money. Crime and cable theft continue […]

Fuel price to drop at midnight

SABC News writes that the Energy Department says the fuel price will drop from midnight on Tuesday. All grades of petrol will drop by 13 cents a litre, diesel by 14 cents and 16 cents while paraffin will drop by 31 cents a litre. Department of Energy spokesperson Robert Maake says the main reason for the […]

Nehawu, NSFAS strike ends

SABC News reports that the recent strike by members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) head offices in Cape Town has ended. The two parties have agreed that NSFAS employees who participated in the strike will return to work on Monday. They say they […]

NUM to embark on a protest march

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members in the Highveld Region will tomorrow (1st November 2019) embark on a peaceful march against Glencore  at Arthur Taylor H Block offices in Witbank. The march will start at 8 am. At the centre of these sour industrial relations between NUM and Glencore is the Group Industrial Relations […]

NUM threatens more power cuts over Eskom split

eNCA writes that South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) threatened on Wednesday to cause more power cuts over the government’s decision to forge ahead with a plan to break up struggling state power firm Eskom. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan presented long awaited details of the plan to break Eskom and open up the power sector to […]