April 12, 2017
South African bus commuters stranded today as a result of a national transport strike should bear in mind one important fact: this strike is in aid of the commuting public almost as much as it is in support of the drivers.
October 26, 2014
The strike bound South African Post Office has been badly damaged. And not by greedy workers and belligerent unions, but by mismanagement, corruption and a total lack of planning and foresight. A near three-month strike is not a cause, but a symptom of the malaise.
June 15, 2014
Barring some unforeseen last minute hitch it seems that the country’s longest mining strike is finally over. But it has been accompanied by some silly and dangerous comments.
June 1, 2014
Misunderstanding and confusion about the platinum sector pay issue persists. And much of the media is to blame for repeating, without analysis, the public relations spin of the mining companies. This distorted version of the facts states that the mining companies agreed to meet the R12 500 a month entry level wage demand, phased in […]
April 8, 2014
A crunch point has this week been reached in South Africa's platinum sector where a 12-week strike presents a plethora of complex issues that must be addressed to achieve future stability.
March 8, 2014
Warnings that SA will ignore Marikana at its peril, today seem even more appropriate than they did only days after the massacre.
March 9, 2012
The mass strike in South Africa on Wednesday, March 9, was only nominally about e-tolling on public roads and the problem of labour brokers. It was, in fact, a challenge to both the government and the parliamentary opposition who both support a system that allows for road tolls and creates an environment in which unscrupulous labour brokers can thrive.