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The Real Reason for Pensions
Augustus Caesar, in 13 B.C., worried that retired soldiers might rise up against the empire. So he came up with a clever solution: after twenty years in a legion and five years in the military reserves, a soldier would earn, in a lump sum, a pension that worked out to about thirteen times a legionnaire’s annual salary. Pay the veterans off, the reasoning went, and they’ll be less inclined to overthrow you.
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:28:23 AM
The Eight Challenges Of The International Trade Union Movement
International Trade Union Movement
Dec 6, 2013 - 11:22:39 AM
How Obama Can Bypass Tea Party Congress (and Raise Fast Food Worker Wages)
Rep. Raul Grijalva tells Salon that House Democrats are asking "why the hell he just doesn't do it!"
Dec 5, 2013 - 9:41:37 AM
Union Wars Complicate Northam Strike Deal
The NUM is battling for survival – and its leaders are deferring to their members' expectations.
NUM members marching on the Northam Platinum offices in Johannesburg. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)
Dec 2, 2013 - 8:02:03 AM
A Rocky Relationship, Perhaps, But it's One That Has Lasted
Some have questioned whether the Tripartite Alliance between the trade union federation, the ANC and the SACP. is still relevant to Cosatu.
Dec 2, 2013 - 7:59:15 AM