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INTERVIEW: Beauty Zibula

9 January, 2020From factory to parliament in South Africa.

Global network meeting resolves to pursue dialogue with Anglo American

18 December, 2019The IndustriALL Global Union Anglo American global network meeting in Johannesburg on 11-12 December agreed to pursue global dialogue with Anglo American at least twice a year, on issues the company faces with regards to mineworkers and communities.

Union-made blazers for South Africa's Rugby World Cup champions

6 November, 2019When South Africa beat England 32-12 in the Rugby World Cup final in Yokohama, Japan on 2 November, the 450 workers at the House of Monatic who belong to the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) celebrated a double victory — that of the Springboks and of their union’s “buy local” campaign.

Unions can shape the future of work in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

1 November, 2019Pro-active trade unions can shape and influence the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the digital economy, said a panel of unionists from Germany and South Africa at a Global Labour University  (GLU) conference in Johannesburg on 31 October.

Campaign to stop gender-based violence kicks off at South African factory

22 October, 2019Dozens of workers, community members, non-governmental organizations, police and other government departments, gathered at chemical manufacturer Johnson Matthey's (JM) factory in Germiston, Johannesburg, on 19 October, to campaign against gender-based violence and femicide, which has reached alarming levels in South Africa.

Unions support government plan to stop gender-based violence in South Africa

20 September, 2019A woman is killed every three hours in South Africa, according to police statistics. The increasing levels of gender-based violence and femicide in South Africa mean that women are living in fear, and unions are supporting a government emergency plan to stop the violence. 

South African union signs wage deal

18 September, 2019After months of negotiations, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), signed a collective bargaining agreement with the Automobile Manufactures Employers Organization (AMEO) which represents automotive employers BMW, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Isuzu, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen.

South African unions shocked by xenophobia and looting

3 September, 2019From 1-3 September mobs in Johannesburg broke into shops mainly owned by foreign nationals and looted goods. Several cars were torched, a person was shot dead, and others were injured in the mayhem.

Calls to formalize artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa

29 August, 2019Trade unions in Africa are calling for artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) to be formalized as a way of transforming the sector, following a meeting of IndustriALL Global Union mining affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 21 and 22 August.

Ethiopian and South African unions discuss collective bargaining strategies

20 August, 2019A mission to Cape Town by seven Ethiopian trade unionists, 13-15 August, provided an opportunity for learning and sharing of strategies and tactics on social dialogue and collective bargaining.