NUM withdraws on 25% wage demand

Business Report writes that the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has backed down on its 25 percent wage demand at Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) three months into the wage talks, Geoffrey Moatshe, the NUM Rustenburg regional chairperson, said on Friday.  He said that the union was prepared to settle for a 10 percent rise, after […]

Cape Town firefighters strike called-off

SABC News writes that the City of Cape Town and South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have reached an interim agreement regarding a strike by firefighters about overtime pay. Firefighters will return to their normal duties until the matter is resolved in the Labour Court in Cape Town on the 29th of next month. The […]

Mbalula discusses e-tolls with COSATU and others

Engineering News reports that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) Community Constituency has noted that the implementation of Phase 1 of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) was conducted without proper consultation and proposed the scrapping of e-tolls, saying the system was expensive. Similarly, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) reiterated its stance […]

KZN Health Dept has until Jan 2020 to resolve health challenges facing the province

SABC News writes that the National Education,Health and Allied Worker’s Union (Nehawu) has given the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health until January 2020 to resolve all the challenges facing health facilities in the province. KwaZulu-Natal Nehawu Secretary Ayanda Zulu says they are concerned about the state of public health care in the province, ahead of the full implementation […]

Basic Education Minister’s reported Grade 9 exit plan ‘will worsen situation’

Cape Argus reports that according to student crowdfunding platform Feenix, SA’s economic prospects could not afford a proposal where Grade 9 pupils were allowed to exit the schooling system, leaving them “ill-prepared for the fast-changing world we live in”. This was said in response to an apparent proposal by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in which she […]