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COSATU condemns political killings and ‘vote buying’ during ANC campaign

SOUTH Africa’s trade union federation COSATU has expressed concern over ongoing factional battles in the governing ANC party, allegations of vote buying by the...

Zarif Arrives In Biarritz For Talks With Macron

IRAN’S Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suddenly arrived in the French city of Biarritz on Friday, where the G7 meeting of the seven top...

Marikana platinum miners ready to strike for a year!

MORE strife is looming at South Africa’s Marikana platinum mines, as members of Amcu (the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union) warned Lonmin’s new...

Seven Years Since The Marikana Mine Massacre!

‘THEY say in this country we’re free, but only some are free, others are not. A policeman has the power to kill and it’s...

‘We have jumped from the frying pan into the fire’ say...

ALTHOUGH Zimbabwe’s main opposition group, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), called off anti-government protests in the capital Harare at the last minute last...

NUMSA car workers to strike for 20% wage increase!

SOUTH Africa’s automotive sector, already reeling from poor sales, now seems set to suffer a further blow – as carworkers threaten to take strike action...

Day four of Harland & Wolff occupation – South African unions...

THE OCCUPATION of Harland and Wolff, in Belfast in the north of Ireland, is going from strength to strength, now into its fourth day...

Tshwane bus workers strike gridlocks city centre

SOUTH Africa’s administrative capital Tshwane (Pretoria) was gridlocked for a second day on Tuesday as bus drivers disabled their vehicles and the City insisted...

‘Cutting salaries and benefits will be met with hellfire’ – South...

‘ANY TALK of cutting salaries and benefits will be met with hellfire,’ Tahir Maepa, deputy general manager of the 200,000-strong Public Servants Association of...

Only Assad can bring stability say Raqqah residents

RESIDENTS of Syria’s Raqqah, which once served as the capital of the self-proclaimed ‘caliphate’ of the Daesh terrorist group, yearn for the return of...

South African Pay Strikes Escalate!

THE Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) has declared a dispute against SANParks following months of protracted wage negotiations. Union...

STOP SACKINGS AT ARCELORMITTAL says Solidarity SA

TRADE UNION Solidarity on Friday said that it regrets the retrenchment crisis at ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), warning that if key players in the...

PALESTINE WILL BE FREE! – Message from PALEXPO July 6th &...

THOUSANDS turned out over the weekend and packed the main auditorium sections at the Olympia Stadium, London for the PALEXPO exhibition to boost the...

US ‘deal of the century’ legitimises Israeli crimes against the Palestinian...

THE CONGRESS of South African Trade Unions is ‘perturbed’ by the US’s Middle East Peace Plan. In a statement issued by COSATU national spokesperson Sizwe...

Smash Trump’s ‘deal of the century’! Forward to the independent state...

THE US-sponsored three-day conference held this week in the Gulf state of Bahrain to unveil the first stage of Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the...

‘What we are seeing is a naked, brutal form of capitalism’...

‘WHAT WE’RE seeing is really a naked brutal form of capitalism where people’s lives are expendable,’ says University of Western Cape Professor Ruth Hall...

‘Reject minimum wage exploitation’ 4 SAFTU unions meet to discuss ANC

THE FOUR oldest trade unions affiliated to SAFTU gathered at Ngwelezana Community Hall last week to reflect on what South Africa’s workers have gained...

Sudanese Workers Launch Two-Day General Strike!

THE Sudanese Alliance for Freedom and Change has launched a two-day revolutionary nationwide strike to force the still ruling military council to transfer power...

Eskom Mass Dismissals As Oakvalley Farm Workers Battle ‘Apartheid’ Conditions

TROUBLE is brewing at Eskom’s Kusile Power Station in South Africa, following the mass dismissal of hundreds of outsourced workers after protests threatened operations...

Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails are suffering unbearable imprisonment conditions...

THE Palestinian Authority’s Detained and Ex-Detainees Commission has said that the Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison of Etzion, near Bethlehem city in...

South African joblessness rises to 27.6%

SOUTH Africa’s unemployment rate has risen to its highest level since the third quarter of 2017 to 27.6% at the end of the first...

From the River to the Sea Palestine will be free! –...

PALESTINIAN heroine Ahed Tamimi was introduced to the cheering crowd at the end of the 10,000-strong march to 10 Downing Street marking Nakba Day...

SA workers demand better life!

STATISTICS indicate that about 30% of South Africa’s workers now belong to unions. Workers in South Africa have many burning issues that include the pressing...

Armed intruders infiltrate mines in South Africa AMCU demands

THE SOUTH African Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is ‘wary of armed intruders accessing mines where its members work.’ AMCU has...

Numsa Forging Ahead With Month Long Arcelormittal Strike Action

THE NATIONAL Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said last Wednesday that it is forging ahead with a month-long strike at the local...

US hostile to Ireland’s ‘Occupied territories Bill’ becoming law!

IRELAND’S elected representatives are coming under pressure from corporate lobbyists to drop a proposed ban on goods from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West...

‘Labour brokers are bloodsuckers’ – Irvin Jim at SRWP election rally

THE SOCIALIST Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP) of South Africa was founded in March this year as a communist, Marxist-Leninist party, after a pre-launch convention...

10,000 SA workers indefinite strike

NEARLY 10,000 workers employed by the South African Revenue Services (SARS) began indefinite strike action last Thursday to fight for an 11.4% salary increase. Members...

90,000 Sa Miners Jobs Threatened By Electricity Price Increase!

THE JOBS of 90,000 gold and platinum mineworkers’ are at risk as Eskom (the state-owned South African electricity public utility, established in 1923 as...

Lonmin Agm Picketed!

PROTESTERS picketed South African mining company Lonmin’s AGM in central London yesterday, demanding it pays compensation to the families of mineworkers killed in a...

Philanthropy Is Promoting The Privatisation Of Education

‘Philanthropy and the privatisation of the democratic state: who needs a Ministry of Education?’ ironically ask the authors of a new report which sheds...

‘Conspiracy to rape’ – Victims of spy cops indict the state

WOMEN who found out their partners were undercover police spies insisted yesterday that they are the ‘victims of a conspiracy to rape’ by the...

‘Workers on legally protected strikes shot and detained!’ – SAFTU

AROUND 150 workers from Dis-Chem and Blue Ribbon Bakeries, as well as union officials, marched to Cape Town central police station last Wednesday to...

Forward With The Zimbabwean Socialist Revolution!

THE PRESIDENT of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was forced to abandon his planned visit to the World Economic Forum meeting at Davos this week and...

SAFTU opposes ‘slave wage’ new minimum wage

SOUTH Africa’s Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, says 2019 is the ‘earliest opportunity’ for government to implement the R20 per hour National Minimum Wage,...

Saftu Marches For Better Wages And Working Conditions!

THE South African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – has applied pressure to companies employing their members, with...

Saftu Set To Call National Shut-Down

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions – and unions affiliated with the federation – applied pressure to companies employing their members last Thursday,...

AMCU accuses mining company of ‘underhand tactics’ to end strike!

THE ASSOCIATION of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) have blamed bosses at Sibanye-Stillwater of trying to interdict its protected strike, insisting the company has...

SAFTU plans mass actions for 2019

‘THE poor of our country are suffering! A human calamity is unfolding! The difference is that this is not making headlines because the poor...

Saftu Salutes French Workers!

‘THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) salutes the workers of France who have been protesting in their hundreds of thousands ...

MINIMUM WAGE–CONDEMNS MILLIONS OF WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO POVERTY says...

THE SOUTH African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) has not welcomed the Poverty National Minimum Wage Act, which was signed into law last Friday...

South African workers take strike action over pay and in defence...

MEMBERS of the national education, health and allied workers’ Union (Nehawu) embarked on a strike last Friday in protest against working conditions. The employees...

NUMSA condemns UPD for shooting at unarmed pickets

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) condemns in the strongest terms the management of United Pharmaceutical Distribution (UPD) for shooting at...

South African firefighters demand payment for overtime!

Hundreds of members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) marched to the Cape Town Civic Centre to deliver a memorandum...

5 arrested on South African MyCiTi bus strike

FIVE arrested striking MyCiTi bus drivers were charged with public violence and released on R1,000 bail each on Wednesday at the Cape Town Magistrate’s...

DICTATOR BERCOW! – ready to forcefully remove PM from office

THE OUTGOING Speaker John Bercow, due to leave on October 31, has said that he will forcibly remove PM Johnson from office if he...