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South African Telkom to sack 20% of workforce – executives getting...

SOUTH AFRICA’S Communication Workers Union (CWU) secretary-general Aubrey Tshabalala has accused the top executives of the state-owned telecommunications company Telkom of getting rich by...

2019 was a disastrous year for the working class! – says...

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has bemoaned a tough 2019, describing the entire 12 months as ‘annus horriblis’ (Latin word meaning very...

FORWARD TO SOCIALISM IN 2020! – urges the SAFTU federation

THE News Line is pleased to reproduce the Christmas and New Year statement by the South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU), edited for...

Ramaphosa is under fire for sacking twenty-two farm workers!

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa might soon find himself embroiled in a Labour Court battle as Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu) is set to take...

‘After years of fighting SA domestic workers are closer to being...

‘ANYTHING can happen,’ says domestic worker Florence Sosiba. ‘I am sitting here in the house. A criminal can come. I am the victim. My...

Numsa SA Workers Vow To Continue Their Strike!

South African Airways (SAA) workers have vowed to continue their strike until the company meets their demands. Numsa members embarked on a strike on Friday...

Anc Government Is Seeking To Make Public Sector Workers Pay For...

AGAINST a background of economic collapse with unemployment rising to nearly 30 per cent, the ANC government of South Africa, driven by the Treasury,...

Algerian riot police invade court to attack judges!

Algerian riot police clashed with judges participating in a nationwide strike on Sunday in the north-western port city of Oran. The judges are pushing for...

South African NUM to march against privatisation of electricity

THE South African NUM (National Union of Mineworkers) has said it will march on the imminent meeting of the ANC National Executive Council, as...

Uni treating workers like slaves! – NUMSA mass picket

AT THE end of last week, members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) staged a mass picket at the University...

South African auto and security workers plan massive campaign of strikes

he National Union for Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has rejected a wage proposal from employers in the motor sector and is set to...

Mustafa Barghouti Slams US-Israeli Campaign Against Palestinian State

Dr Mustafa Barghouti, speaking at the 200-strong Solidarity for Palestine trade union conference on Saturday, warned of the massive campaign by US president Trump...

SA National Banking Strike Banned!

ATTEMPTS to put on trial the most notably capitalist elements of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ suffered a major blow at the Labour Court of...

Bloodbath Of Jobs At Marikana’s Mines!

WE KNEW there would be a bloodbath of jobs if Sibanye-Stillwater’s acquisition of Lonmin’s Marikana operations was approved by the Competition Commission.’ Association of Mineworkers...

Israel declares war on Palestinian football!

THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) has expressed its ‘deep regret’ at the Israeli District Court’s approval – on a pretext of ‘security concerns’...

50,000 South African bankworkers to strike! – as miners vow to...

Bankworkers union Sasbo (South African Society of Bank Officials) said South Africans should brace themselves for a complete standstill in the financial services sector...

World Climate Strike!

MILLIONS of youth supported by trade unionists walked out of their schools, colleges and universities yesterday, in one hundred and fifty countries across the...

‘THIS IS THE LAST TIME WE COME HERE IN PEACE!’ –...

‘THIS is the last time we come here in peace, when we come here again we will vandalise,’ the leader of hundreds Community Work...

Israeli Occupation Forces Are Seizing The Land!

ISRAELI OCCUPATION FORCES ARE SEIZING THE LAND! THE ongoing seizure of Palestinian land for the expansion of an illegal settlement in the West Bank –...

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...

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...

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...

‘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...

Unions Agree To Axe Steel Jobs And Sell Out Members

UP to 500 jobs will be axed at British Steel with the trade unions agreeing to the axing. The union leaders have warned the takeover...