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Dispute Resolution: Strikes, Arbitration, and Mediation; Collective Bargaining

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa: An Economy-Wide Analysis

Bohlmann, HR, Dixon, PB, Rimmer, MT and Van Heerden, JH
In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa’s platinum industry. The strike lasted five months, ending in June 2014 when producers reached an agreement with the main labour unions. The immediate impacts on local mining towns were particularly severe,...
Nov 2014
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The Effects of Teacher Strike Activity on Student Learning in South African Primary Schools

Gabrielle Wills
This paper investigates whether teacher strikes affect student achievement at the primary school level in South Africa. A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects is used to eliminate sources of endogeneity bias at the school and student level. Results indicate that teacher strike...
Jan 2014
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