Workers On Wednesday  23 October
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

Domestic workers are at the heart of reproductive labour required by society and the economy. The vast majority of domestic workers are women and their labour remains grossly undervalued. They have been part of struggles for several decades in South Africa to secure worker rights and while being conditionally included in the LRA and Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA), they still remain excluded from the protection of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA). In today’s show we discuss this issue and how they will extend their rights to be covered by COIDA.

GUEST

  • Gloria Kente - Organizer and Gender Co-ordinator of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU)


 

Workers On Wednesday  16 October
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

About two weeks ago, South Africa was on the brink of the biggest strike in the banking sector for nearly 100 years. The strike threatened to bring the country’s economy to a standstill with major ramifications for everyone. However, Business Unity South Africa successfully managed to interdict the strike via the Labour Court. The strike was declared unprotected and then called off by the union and its federation, Cosatu. In today’s show we get a sense of the reasons for the banking sector strike and whether and when it is still likely to happen.

GUESTS

  • Joe Kokela - General Secretary of the Cosatu-affiliated South African Society of Bank Officials (Sasbo)
  • Matthew Parks - Cosatu Researcher and Parliamentary Co-ordinator

 

Workers On Wednesday  9 October
broadcast on SAfm 104-107 and online
Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Call in number 089 110 420
Whatsapp voice note number 061 410 4107

Carbon emissions and global warming have become the major global concern in the 21st century. For several decades, South Africa has been one of the world’s biggest polluters, both as an emitter of toxic industrial gases and environmental destruction, especially due to mining. In today’s show we assess this pollution and its impact on poor communities and what needs to be done about it.

GUESTS

  • Thomas Mnguni - groundWork community campaigner
  • David van Wyk - researcher and community activist from the Benchmarks Foundation

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