Tag Archives: Labour

Of Jazz, Payments, Patriarchy and Fair Labour Practices

  ou may not yet have read Miles Keylock’s musings on the issues of payments to musicians. If you haven’t, you should: it’s a fine piece of writing. But its content – Keylock’s assertion that young musicians are cash-obsessed and egotistical – as well as the way he frames the debate, have stirred up significant […]

Protecting Contract Workers

  Terry Bell   In an unequal society, and especially one suffering an economic crisis, the sellers of labour will always be disadvantaged. That is the simple reality of the system in which we live. Another reality is that employers, with their eyes firmly fixed on the bottom line and determined to maintain profits, dividends […]

To Shear or Not to Shear: How the SA Sheep Shearing Championships Unravelled

A dispute over prize money led to the last-minute cancellation of the South African national sheep shearing championships. The Con was there to find out what happened. The stage had been set, the sheep had been transported from their farms and loaded into pens and the crowds had started to gather. But with just hours to […]