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Labour Watch Fractious, fighting trade unions a threat to SA economy
The fractious organised labour scene in the country, plagued by continuous politically infected turf wars, is becoming a major threat to the South African economy. As a threat to
21 May 2015 - P. C.
Labour Watch Labour agenda threatens administration and the economy
The wage negotiations already underway in the public sector, are but one of four that could pose threats to effective public administration and service delivery and the
23 Jan 2015 - S. T.
Labour Watch Labour relations system bruised by NUMSA strike
Strikes in South Africa no longer seem to come to an end once there is an agreement on the labour issues. Since the 2012 Marikana events they tend to leave a string of unresolved
03 Aug 2014 - S. T.
Labour and Politics Will SA learn from UK strike of 30 years ago?
A few weeks ago saw the 30th anniversary of the longest industrial dispute in Britain since the start of the 20th century. It was not only pivotal for that country’s
05 Jul 2014 - P. C.
Labour Watch Socio-political battles dominate organised labour scene
The two major battles of the past few months in the organised labour arena rage on with no end in sight. They are driven by socio-political considerations, rather than actual
06 Apr 2014 - S. T.
Labour Watch Stakes remain very high around platinum strike
Having started on 23 January, the strike at South Africa’s three largest platinum mines is now into its ninth week. It is becoming increasingly clear that more than just a
25 Mar 2014 - W. d. T.
Anatomy of a strike Platinum mines winning all the way, for now
Having had time to prepare for the present strikes at its mines, South Africa’s three producers of 60% of the world’s platinum are smiling all the way to the bank.
06 Feb 2014 - P. C.
Labour watch – cost of strikes Do we really know the cost to the country?
Reports and data purporting to show the damage done to the South African economy by recent labour strikes are surfacing thick and fast but the real truth proves to be
14 Oct 2013 - S. T.
Present day turmoil – a replay Lessons to be learned from history
The100-year mark of the first violent clashes between workers and security forces in South African history on 5 July almost slipped by unnoticed.
26 Jul 2013 - P. C.
Battle for union dominance continues Labour puts mining sector under siege
The violent turf wars between rival mining unions in South Africa continue to strangle the platinum sector. Now the fight for dominance threatens to turn wage negotiations into a costly cycle of radical demands
28 May 2013 - S. T.

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