A strike has closed the port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel. Striking French ferry workers blockaded the French port with a wall of flaming tyres, before forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel by getting on to the tracks.… Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma has shown little sympathy for the victims and relatives of the Marikana massacre after he announced that the slain and wounded miners had themselves been killers.
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) south campus hall was packed … Read the rest
The strike by Israeli diplomats has affected Israel’s 102 missions abroad.
Israeli diplomats launched an unprecedented strike on Sunday, … Read the rest
Platinum producer Lonmin faces possible strike action from minority unions that were left out of a recognition agreement it signed last week with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu).
Trade union Solidarity says it is considering staging a … Read the rest
More than 30 000 assembly line workers in the motor manufacturing industry are expected to down tools today. This after wage talks between the seven biggest manufacturers and metalworkers’ union Numsa deadlocked.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa … Read the rest
Western Cape farmworkers will suspend their protests over wages and living conditions for two weeks, Acting Labour Minister Angie Motshekga said on Wednesday.
She said the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) had consulted workers and it was agreed they … Read the rest
Western Cape premier Helen Zille warned on Wednesday that the province was “heading towards anarchy” as farmworker protests continued.
The Democratic Alliance leader said in statement she had sent ANC provincial leader Marius Fransman an SMS detailing her concerns.
The … Read the rest
Five coaches carrying passengers caught fire at Kopanong station while in Akasia only one coach was burnt down at 22:00 on Thursday. Both trains were enroute … Read the rest
The two latest incidents took place on Tuesday afternoon and early on Wednesday morning.
A burning eight-ton truck caused peak … Read the rest
Superintendent Eugene Msomi said the truck driver ran away when he was stopped by the strikers.
Police … Read the rest
Striking black mine workers at the Mponeng mine near Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, have issued death threats to white office workers at the mine. Yesterday they were told not to come to work today, unless they wanted to be killed.… Read the rest
South African truck drivers are now officially on strike, according to radio station RSG. Over the long weekend the were threatening to go on strike after several months of failed salary negotiations with employers, the main transport workers’ union said … Read the rest
Police used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse a group of people gathered near Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in Rustenburg on Wednesday, said a spokesman.
“Police dispersed people trying to gather illegally. As we have said, we are not tolerating … Read the rest
Striking mineworkers who had gathered at Gold Fields’ KDC west mine near Carletonville on Saturday morning have dispersed, the company said.
Spokesman Sven Lunsche said the area was calm and protesters had returned to their hostels.
Wage talks between the … Read the rest