Emergency services workers protest in PE townships

Ground up reports that Eastern Cape ambulance drivers and their assistants are appealing for protection from community members following a spate of robberies while on duty. A group of about 30 Emergency Medical Services employees drove on Thursday and Friday in ten vehicles through Port Elizabeth townships, appealing to people not to attack them. They […]

PE nurses strike escalates

Ground Up writes that a strike at the Motherwell Community Health Centre, Port Elizabeth, that started last Wednesday has escalated with nurses at all clinics in the township joining the strike. The medical staff accuse the provincial health department of putting their lives in danger after assaults by angry patients and criminals. They now want […]

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 […]

Sign language training could be mandatory

Business Insider writes that the South African government and other employers could by next week be obliged to provide at least some training in South African Sign Language to large swathe of staff – and some classes of employees could be required to spend more than a month in advanced-level sign language classes. On Friday […]

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 […]

Outa set to challenge AARTO Act in court

SABC News writes that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it will challenge the new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Act in court. This past Saturday, to mark the launch of Transport Month, Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula announced that the Act would be fully implemented by June 2020. Mbalula also says the exact […]