“People do as they please, and without consequences in this department,” workers say.
The 66 LEAP officers were hired after brief training but dismissed by the City of Cape Town for failing driving and firearm competency tests.
Parents and learners hope that they will be placed in schools this year despite deep cuts in the education budget.
A summary of stories reported by Elitsha this year.
Cosatu and its affiliates commemorated the International Day of Decent Work, 6 October, with marches in urban centres around the country. Elitsha attended the actions in Cape Town, King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape, and Tshwane.
The workers say Simba has unlawfully been deducting money for transport for the last six years. The company has agreed with the two registered unions at its plant and warehouse, to pay a once-off R30,000 compensation to each worker.
While a public inquiry by the Department of Labour found that the arms company has a case to answer, the NPA has closed the book on the case.
Cosatu and SACP are furious over the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority not to prosecute anyone, despite the finding of the public inquiry into the deadly 2018 blast that the arms company should be held accountable.
The Rural Legal Centre says it deals with cases of eviction of farmworkers and families who have stayed on the same farm for more than 20 years.
The public discourse on ‘illegal’ mining or zama-zamas has reached fever pitch with communities on Johannesburg’s west rand erupting in protest this week against the violence of zama-zama gangs. Here, David van Wyk explores ten points to get behind this ‘confusion’ or lack of critical thinking.
The trade union federation is meeting with the minister of employment and labour regarding the recognition of e-hailing drivers. Photo by Simon Ramapuputla
Unions claim that the labour department is doing the health department’s bidding by proposing to remove community health workers from the public health bargaining council.