Expert opinions on NHI Bill still split

Cape Argus reports that long lines and hours spent waiting to access emergency specialist healthcare at public hospitals could be a thing of the past if the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill becomes law. At the core of the NHI is a National Health Insurance Fund that will pay private hospitals and healthcare practitioners […]

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 […]

SADSAWU Case in high Court against the Department of Labour

Workers are invited and all supportive organisation to join on Monday 20th May 2019, at Pretoria High Court and be part of our campaign, for Domestic workers to be included in the Workers Compensation Fund (COIDA). On Monday the Pretoria High Court will be hearing the case of our Member  Cde Cynthia Mahlangu who drowned at […]

NEHAWU ENDS STRIKE AT ARC

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] has signed a settlement agreement after a 4 days strike at the Agricultural Research Council [ARC]. The strike came as a result of the failure by the employer to give our members a salary increase and other demands that we tabled with the employer. After marathon […]

SATAWU SHOCKED AT ATTEMPTS TO PREVENT WORKERS FROM VOTING

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) is aghast that state-owned companies Transnet and Autopax are preventing workers from voting in tomorrow’s national election. Reporting for work yesterday morning, workers at Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) were greeted by posts on notice boards informing them they are expected at work on 8 May, even though […]

NEHAWU has resolved the dispute at IEC

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] over the past two days has been engaged in marathon negotiations with the management of the Independent Electoral Commission [IEC] to resolve outstanding issues. The national union has managed to push the employer to commit to the agreement that was reached at the Electoral Commission National […]