The dairy foods company is undergoing restructuring by it’s new owners, the Israeli-led consortium Milco, which has culled 2,000 jobs with 1,500 more under threat.
Workers with more than 10 years of service at the dairy foods company paint it as exploitative and ruthless.
Numsa handed a memorandum of demands to the Metal and Engineering Industry Bargaining Council (MEIBC) on the first day of its national strike in the sector.
Civil society call for the police restraint and de-escalation shown in Nkandla be extended to all protesters.
The EPWP workers have vowed to fight until their demands are met.
As the outcry by thousands of care workers whose bodies continue to be on the frontline against covid-19 gets louder around the country, their conditions of work remain unchanged.
On World Day For Decent Work, trade union federations in South Africa declared a national strike against the winds of austerity blowing out the national treasury.
On World Day for Decent Work, trade union federations in South Africa will go on strike against austerity measures and pro-business economic policies.
Protests around the country to mark the start of a national campaign by different organisations to build and connect community struggles against covid-19 and government austerity took place on Saturday, 1 August.
During his visit to the Port Elizabeth area, Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize admitted that the health facilities in the Eastern Cape are in an appalling state.
Workers and unions continue to be on the defensive under covid-19 conditions as many employers are putting their profits ahead of workers’ health and safety.