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A wake-up call for SA trade unions

February 8, 2016

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South Africa is heading into a particularly rough year economically. For those on minimum wages or fixed incomes, let alone the army of the unemployed, this is a frightening prospect.

Why double digit pay rises are justified

June 6, 2013

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The annual wage bargaining season — erroneously labelled the “strike season” — is upon us. But this does not mean a pending strike wave: most negotiations — as happens every year — will be concluded without any industrial disruption.