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Telkom strike averted

It appears that a potentially crippling strike at Telkom has been averted. The Communication Workers Union, which had threatened to take its members out on strike over grievances, now appears to have

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Strike action at Sentech [pictures]

More than 380 Sentech workers around the country are engaged in strike action after the parastatal locked out staff on Saturday who gave notice of their intention to strike. The strike, which includes technicians, could potentially disrupt terrestrial television broadcasting in South Africa, which is largely done through

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Union welcomes Zuma’s Post Office move

The Communication Workers Union on Thursday welcomed the proclamation signed by president Jacob Zuma directing the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to investigate alleged irregularities at the SA Post Office. “We call on Sapo officials and

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Telkom wage dispute resolved

Telkom has signed a settlement agreement with the South African Communications Union (Sacu), bringing an end to a wage dispute with three trade unions that began in March. CEO Sipho Maseko says he’s “very pleased” the company has reached agreement with Sacu. “Just to be very open and frank, I think there were legitimate

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Strike action looming at Telkom

Telkom appears set to face industrial action after talks between the telecommunications operator and trade unions Solidarity and the South African Communications Union reached an impasse on Thursday at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration. The wage dispute began

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Court stops CWU deregistration

The labour court in Johannesburg on Thursday set aside a labour department decision to deregister the Communication Workers Union (CUW). The court further stopped the department from publishing the deregistration of the union in the Government Gazette after an urgent interdict by the CWU. The CWU and the department

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Icasa tells union: no work, no pay

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has responded to the Communications Workers Union’s planned strike action, which is expected to start on Friday, by warning that although it respects the right of its employees to strike those that do so will not be paid while they’re not at work

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Icasa faces shutdown over strike action

Employees at the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) are set to embark on indefinite strike action starting on Friday after negotiations over pay and benefits reached a deadlock earlier this month. The Communication Workers Union and its members are demanding

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Trade union wary of Telkom’s Korea talks

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) says it is wary of news that KT Corp (formerly Korea Telecom), is in talks with Telkom about acquiring 20% of the company’s equity and is unimpressed that it wasn’t consulted about the discussions. “We are always sceptical

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Telkom could face crippling strike

Services at Telkom and the Post Office will be shut down if demands by workers are not met, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Mass action by 23 000 workers was planned for the first week of September, CWU

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