Bus drivers went on a national strike demanding better working conditions that include salary increases, insourcing and medical aid benefits for the drivers.
Trade unions and community activists came out against the implementation of the minimum wage and the proposed labour law amendments.
Shoprite workers in King Williams Town have joined a two-day nationwide strike called by their union for better working conditions.
SAFTU General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that the new ANC leadership led by former NUM secretary, President Cyril Ramaphosa aims to erode all the gains that workers have fought for in the past.
With almost 7.2 million domestic workers, Brazil has ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 189, covering decent work for those carrying out domestic tasks in the home.
Low wages and suppression of the trade union remains is the biggest challenge in the textile sector in Indonesia even though it is one of the biggest in the world with exports to US, Japan and Turkey.
The Casual Workers Advice Office (CWAO) based in Germiston argues that if the proposed amendments to the LRA and BCEA become law, it will be a big defeat for workers and the working class as a whole.
Steel workers in Port Elizabeth have been on strike since December demanding R48 per hour as opposed to the R24 that Agni Steel is paying them.