Today's Labour News

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Last Update: 20-03-2019

ramaphosa2Bloomberg writes that in 1987, Cyril Ramaphosa led SA’s biggest-ever mining strike, with some 300,000 miners — from a union Ramaphosa himself had founded — walking off the job to protest pay and working conditions.  

sapsNews24 reports that police in the Western Cape were on Monday able to render services without hindrance despite unprecedented levels of absenteeism, provincial management claimed.  

VadiSowetanLive wriites that while Gauteng transport MEC Ismail Vadi makes up his mind on whether closed taxi routes should operate or not, commuters and businesses are feeling the pinch of not having public transport in Soweto.  

Bheki CeleThe Citizen reports that Minister of Police Bheki Cele has vowed to check why scores of police officers did not report for duty on Monday amid rumours that the police, who are essential services civil servants, were going on strike.  

JMPDANA reports that the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said on Tuesday it had deployed more officers to manage traffic in the central business district after rotational power cuts by state-owned Eskom left many lights out.