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Hypocrisy and strike facts to think about

October 31, 2022


(First published on Fin24 28.10.2022 and in City Press 30.10.2022) The decision this week by acting public sector minister Thulas Nxesi to “pencil in” a unilateral payment of a 3% pay rise for the public sector was, as many workers see it, another display of arrogance, insensitivity and hypocrisy by the government. It had the […]

Lessons of South Africa’s Transnet strike

October 19, 2022


First published on Fin24 and in City Press on 16/10/2022 After being out of the country for two months, I have returned to find, perhaps unsurprisingly, that nothing much has changed: the trade union movement has not fragmented, crippled state owned enterprises stagger on, prominent corruption accused retain their ;positions and major political arguments continue […]

Latest in the Wayward Boy series

October 12, 2022