The construction sector globally is experiencing a boom, with governments realising that good infrastructure is an important factor for economic growth. The South African government has committed R372 billion for infrastructure development and a further R3
This is the third in a series of articles on the history of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). Once the union became the major bargaining partner on the engineering industrial council in 1987 it turned its attention to restructuring its industries and the economy.
The relationship between worker leaders and intellectuals has been a constant source for debate in the unions, which emerged out of the 1973 strikes. Rob Lambert reflects on this period and the role played by the Labour Bulletin in fostering and advancing
Report by Richard Pakleppa, education officer of the National Union of Namibian Workers (NUNW).
Tanya van Meelis and Rugaya Rees interview Thembekile Siko (head of the organising service centre) and Lulamile Sotaka (first vice president) of NEHAWU.
Writing in this Special Issue Johann Maree states that one of the reasons for the survival of the Labour Bulletin ‘lies in the focus and relevance of its contents’ that promoted ‘open debate and critical analysis’.
Briefings/Reports: By LMG
Phillip Dexter calls on the SACP to mobilise democratic forces against capitalism and for socialism.
In its submission to the Department of Health on the National Health Insurance (NHI) green paper, the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) argues that NHI will improve access to health for workers and the poor who have been left stranded by the current health policies.
Rob Rees study of current work practices in the metal and engineering industry concludes that much can be done to achieve a reduction in working hours.
Poem by Mpho Romaano.
Recent increases in floods, drought, melting ice caps and temperatures are no accident. Richard Worthington argues that we still have the power to reverse such damage if we take climate change seriously and act rapidly.
By Bobby Godsell
By Gideon Skhosana, General Manger, Productivity Awareness
By Mike Kirkwood
By C.G.J. Marchand
Senior Cosatu leaders were rather surprised when their campaign co-ordinator told delegates at the TAC/Cosatu conference how, as a mother, she was dealing with her daughter's HIV status. Cosatu's Theo Steele talks to the Labour Bulletin about her experienc