Swaziland public sector workers face violent repression for strike action

The striking employees have not been given a raise since 2016

October 04, 2019 by Surangya

In Swaziland, public sector workers undertook a strike from September 23 to October 3 demanding for a cost of living adjustment to their wages. The striking employees have not been given a raise since 2016. The monarchical government has responded with heavy-handed repression to these demands and sought to get it declared illegal by the courts.

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