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Strikes carry far reaching economic consequences

While the right to strike is considered a sign of a healthy democracy, strike action also brings about numerous direct and indirect economic costs that can be high depending on a number of factors. The Mandela Initiative recently conducted...

Eskom wage deadlock finally over

Eskom has reached a three-year wage agreement with its recognised trade unions, ending the impasse. The country was plunged into darkness earlier this year when workers went on strike after Eskom opened wage talks with a 0% wage hike. The wage...
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Eskom reserves right to discipline striking employees

Eskom Group Executive for Human Resources Elsie Pule says the utility has reserved its right to discipline employees who participated in recent unlawful strike action. The utility on Wednesday declared a dispute with trade unions National Union of...

Gautrain releases strike contingency plan

Gautrain has announced a contingency plan for essential train and bus services. This comes after workers affiliated with the United National Transport Union (Untu) downed tools on Monday following a deadlock in wage negotiations. The union has...