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Strike over and another averted in South Africa

10 October, 2013A strike by Numsa members in the motor sector ended, whilst a strike in the coal sector was averted by the NUM. Both unions negotiated above inflation wage increases that were satisfactory to members.

One strike off one strike on for Numsa

3 October, 2013A three week strike of fuel pump attendants represented by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has ended but a strike in the motor sector continues, now in its fourth week.

Back to back strikes continue in South Africa

12 September, 2013As strikes in the gold sector and auto sector come to an end, workers in motor sector start strike action for better wages in a heated bargaining season for South Africa.

Goldminers begin strike in South Africa

4 September, 2013Over 80,000 members of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) in gold mining sector in South Africa launch an indefinite strike as of 3rd September demanding a decent wage increase and rejecting the pittance offered by employers.

Tens of thousands to join South African strikes

29 August, 2013With deadlocks over wage demands in the mining, metal and textile sectors, thousands of workers prepare to take strike action next week, joining those already striking for higher wages, above the inflation rate of 5.6 per cent.

Strike season heats up in South Africa’s auto sector

15 August, 2013National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) members at BMW have been on strike since Thursday 8 August on substantive issues, whilst a national strike across South Africa’s auto sector looms as wage negotiations deadlock.

Wage agreement for South Africa’s textile sector

7 August, 2013Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has settled its national wage dispute in the cotton textile sector. As well as a 7% wage increase, the agreement also contains provisions for reducing carbon footprints.

South African solidarity support for Nissan Mississippi Workers

6 June, 2013A weeklong visit to Numsa by a delegation organized by UAW in the US ended with a solidarity protest at the Japanese Embassy calling for union rights at the Nissan plant in Mississippi, USA.

IndustriALL Executive Committee pays homage to Marcello Malentacchi

29 May, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Executive Committee grieves for Marcello Malentacchi and the 1,127 Bangladeshi garment workers killed at Rana Plaza, while welcoming the binding Accord with the leading clothing brands on fire and building safety.

South African garment workers strike on low wages

28 May, 201310,000 Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (Sactwu) members embarked on a two day protected strike action against continued undermining of the clothing bargaining council and payment of wages below the legally prescribed levels.