Peoples Dispatch
Transpharm Workers in Cape Town join strike over wage hike Transpharm workers in Cape Town join strike over wage hike

The employees of Transpharm, a leading pharmaceutical distributor, are on strike in Pretoria and Cape Town after the company refused their demand of a minimum wage of R12,500 (about USD 855). The strike is being led by the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa

Human rights campaigners protest arms sales to Saudi Arabia outside the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO), the Government department responsible for arms export promotions in the UK. UK trade secretary apologizes for supply of equipment to Saudi army in violation of court order

International trade secretary Liz Truss admitted that the UK had issued two licenses worth USD 54,000 for radio spare parts and an air cooler for the Royal Saudi Land Forces

swaziland teachers Swaziland teachers’ union condemns allegations by government ahead of strike

The prime minister made unsubstantiated allegations against the Swaziland National Association of Teachers, claiming that their strike was ‘sponsored’ and being joined illegally by ‘outsiders’. The union has declared the strike will be held as planned on September 23

Industrial and Commercial Workers Union The forgotten story of South Africa’s radical trade union

The Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) was a radical trade union formed on the docks of Cape Town in South Africa during the times of apartheid and segregation.

Sudanese protesters demand replacement of chief justice and attorney general Sudanese protesters demand replacement of chief justice and attorney general

The current chief justice and attorney general were appointed by the military junta and are perceived to have close ties with the regime of ousted president Omar al-Bashir

John Bolton is gone but some things never change John Bolton is gone but some things never change

Former arms industry executive Charles Kupperman has stepped in as interim national security advisor, symbolizing the essential continuity in US foreign policy even in the age of Donald Trump

British Airlines pilots go on strike demanding pay hike British Airlines pilots go on strike demanding pay hike

The strike began on Monday and will continue till Tuesday night with another day of action scheduled for September 27. 93% of the pilots who took part in a ballot in the last week of August approved the strike proposal by the British Airline Pilots Association.

Trump's decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers Trump’s decision to end talks with Taliban puzzles observers

Observers are surprised at Trump’s decision as the Taliban had never promised to end violence as a precondition for the talks. Trump’s citing the death of a soldier for his decision is also puzzling as the US continued talks despite 15 of its dying in Afghanistan this year

Cry of the excluded brings tens of thousands to the streets of Brazil Cry of the Excluded brings tens of thousands to the streets of Brazil

The protests this year saw a massive number of people coming out on the streets to declare their rejection of the policies of Jair Bolsonaro, especially his attacks on public education and the environment

Trade unions in Swaziland demand inquiry into death of Njabulo Dlamini Trade unions in Swaziland demand inquiry into death of Njabulo Dlamini

Njabulo Dlamini, the international organizer of the Communist Party of Swaziland, allegedly died of an illness shortly after he was released from prison but trade unionists suspect he was poisoned

Sudanese prime minister announces cabinet of transitional government Sudanese PM announces cabinet of transitional government

The names of 18 of the 20 members of the cabinet were announced by prime minister Abdallah Hamdok. The cabinet includes many who took stands against the regime of former president Omar al-Bashir

Papua protests 6 activists and students in detention on treason charges for expressing solidarity with Papuan people

Protests are continuing in the provinces of Papua and West Papua, as well as in provinces in Indonesia, for the second week in a row despite state repression and a partial communications blackout

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