New Labour Law will be a major setback for workers

12th Dec 2017 Carin Runciman 0

On 17 November 2017 three bills were gazetted that propose major changes to the rights of workers through amendments to the Labour Relations Act and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, as well as the introduction of the National Minimum Wage bill. Taken together these bills represent the rolling back of hard won rights for workers.

Tsogo Sun Hotel workers on strike!

12th Dec 2017 Bernard Chiguvare 0

About 40 employees of Tsogo Sun Hotel have been on strike for week after the company failed to honour its promise to increase wages in July. The workers are demanding that those who have worked at the hotel for a long time be turned into full-time workers.

Careworkers march for better working conditions

10th Nov 2017 Chris Gilili 0

Workers from the National Union of Care Workers of South Africa marched from Bisho Stadium to the offices of the Eastern Cape Department of Health to highlight the poor conditions that care workers work under, especially the issue of working discontinuously for years under contracts.

Toilet cleaners work under poor working conditions

28th Oct 2017 Manqulo Nyakombi 1

Toilet cleaners in East London are complaining about bad working conditions. Working under the Expanded Public Works Programme, the cleaners, the majority of them women, say they do not get protective gear and sometimes have to buy cleaning materials themselves. Some work without an uniform.