Tag Archives: Trade Unions

Mother to Thirty Thousand


While there seems to more politicking and less activism in many of today’s trade unions, there was a time in South Africa when the unions filled a very serious role in the fight for workers’ rights, which the government of the day were determined to squash. Curries Fountain, which now forms part of the Durban […]

The Durban Moment

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Last Wednesday, thousands of workers took to the streets as part of the SAFTU (South African Federation of Trade Unions) organised national strike. The union was protesting against the proposed R20 per hour national minimum wage that is currently being tabled. Throughout history employees have used their power of withholding labour in order to improve […]