Workers On Wednesday  19 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Workers on Wednesday will be taking a break from labour issues with special guest Dr Adam Hanieh, a lecturer in Political Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is in the country to deliver the Abdulhay Ahmed Saloojee memorial lecture in which he will be talking about liberation struggles in the Middle East.

Prior to joining SOAS, Adam taught at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates. From 1997-2003, he worked in the NGO and public sectors in Ramallah, Palestine, where he completed an MA in Regional Studies at Al Quds University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from York University, Canada (2009). His research interests include political economy of the Middle East; labour migration; class and state formation in the Gulf Cooperation Council; Palestine. He is an international advisory board member for the journal Studies in Political Economy.

 

 Workers On Wednesday  12 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Last week the country witnessed two workplace disasters, one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg that saw the horrific deaths of eleven workers. Eight workers died in the explosion at the Rheinmetall Denel arms factory in Somerset West and three firefighters lost their lives battling the blaze engulfing the building that housed the Gauteng Department of Health in Johannesburg. In this show, we unpack why this happened, whether it could have been prevented and whether workers’ lives are taken seriously in South Africa.

GUESTS

  • Chief Inspector Tibor Szana – Department of Labour
  • Moleko Phakedi – FAWU Deputy General Secretary
  • Dr Denis George – FEDUSA General Secretary

 

Workers On Wednesday  5 September
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

In recent months we’ve had a spate of labour disputes that ended up in the Constitutional Court where employers found themselves on the losing side. Trade union NEHAWU has also issued several media statements expressing their dissatisfaction with state bodies as employers. In today’s show we take a closer look at employers behaviour and assess whether indeed there is a trend of them defying labour law.

GUESTS

  • NEHAWU – Spokesperson, Khaya Xaba
  • SAFTU – Secretary General, Zwelinzima Vavi

 

Workers On Wednesday  15 August
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online, Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Call in number 089 110 4207

Over the years when discussing occupational health and safety, we normally focus on overt physical impacts of work on workers such as accidents that cause death or injury or other factors such as hazardous chemicals or repetitive work strain. It seems that a neglected side of occupational health is workplace stress that often has far-reaching and long-term negative consequences for individual workers, workplaces, the economy and society. In today’s show we take a close look at workplace stress – its causes and consequences.

GUESTS

  • Julian de la Hunt – Corporate Governance Framework Institute
  • Mphutlane Bofelo – Public Service Association trainer

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