Future of retail in Africa study - An introduction

The Future of Retail in Africa study provides clarity and a way forward for workers and their representatives in trade unions organising in the retail sector.


Multinational Corporations Database: Find financial, operational and governance information of 91 South African MNCs.


Agreements Database: Find collective agreements, recognition agreements and global framework agreements.


Know how much a percentage increase is an amount of money. Understand the effect of inflation on the wage increase.

Multinational companies Trends Report | 2022

Trade union bargaining strategies in South African multinationals: A review of revenue, profits and executive pay for JSE-listed companies operating in 12 sectors.

Negotiate retrenchment: 3 steps unions can take

Trade unions have the power to adopt practical strategies to save jobs, including intervening before a company launches the formal retrenchment process.

Bargaining with multinational companies

Information relating to company revenue, profits and directors’ pay can assist negotiators in securing the wage demands of workers.  Get the pocket guide with the detailed checklist.

Know how much the boss earns

The 2021 LRS Directors’ Fees Report looks at the remuneration of directors in 78 South African Multinational Corporations and confirms what we’ve always known: that there’s an astronomical gap between the pay of bosses and workers.

Strategies for negotiating the future of work

Know the main process features of the future of work and the words and terms used to talk about it, and the strategies for being more influential in shaping and responding to the future of work.

Financial reporting: Key terms to get you started

What do the terms ‘depreciation’ and ‘amortisation’ mean? What does a non-executive director of a company do? This guide contains some basic financial terms that every union negotiator should know.

How to use the multinational corporations (MNC) database

A step-by-step guide to using the multinational corporations (MNC) database of the Labour Research Service. Track over 80 JSE-listed companies operating in 14 sectors. Find simplified financial information on the company. Monitor and compare profit in the sector. Know how much the CEO was paid.

Financial literacy: A basic guide to company reporting

Expanding your practical knowledge of the financial terms corporate companies use will enable you to read annual reports and corporate documents. There are some basic financial terms that every union member should know when they start to deal with a company and its management. Watch the video to know the terms that will affect your negotiating power.

Strengthening collective bargaining is essential to counter the tactics of big business

Financial Reporting: 15 key terms to get you started

We created a video explaining some of the most important financial terms you may find in company reports.  Get your copy of the booklet for easy reference.