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Archive for September 2015

SOUTH AFRICA: CSAAWU avoids closure

The Commercial, Stevedoring, Agricultural and Allied Workers union (Csaawu) announced today that it will not be forced to close down.

The union faced bankruptcy after two Labour Court judgements in 2014 that awarded costs against the farmworkers and the union. This debt amounted to nearly R600,000.

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Strikes costing South Africa billions

South Africa saw 88 strikes in 2014, which cost the country’s economy R6.1 billion, according the Department of Labour. In 2013, South Africa recorded 114 strikes, but the overall impact was much heavier in 2014 as the total number of strike days in creased from between 1 to 5 in 2014, to up to 20 in 2014.

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