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ArcelorMittal South Africa With layoffs looming, NUMSA to engage ArcelorMittal management in discussions next week

ArcelorMittal South Africa had earlier announced its plan to retrench more than 2,000 of its 8,769 employees in South Africa. NUMSA has accused the company of taking this decision as a retribution against workers who went on strike in March.

Over 200 mine workers stage underground sit-in at Lanxess mine in South Africa

The sit-in came in response to the company’s inaction on an alleged sexual harassment complaint from one of the employees

Around the world ep 31 Around the World in 8 Minutes | Episode 31

In this episode, we take a look into the anti-US military base protests in Ecuador, police repression on South African shack-dwellers’ movement and Palestinian campaign against PUMA for Israeli sponsorship.

Police attack shack dwellers’ movement’ settlement for third time this month

The police demolished 26 houses at Abahlali baseMjondolo’s Azania settlement which were rebuilt after last week’s attack. Nearly 150 people were rendered homeless

ATW 30 Around the World in 8 Minutes | Episode 30

In this episode, we bring you stories from people’s struggles in India, South Africa and Brazil..

Unions give board of South African Airlines one week to address demands

South African unions have resolved to take a strike action should the board of the airline not comply with their demands

“The comrades will keep rebuilding till the land is theirs”

On Thursday, police and the anti-land invasion unit demolished 70 houses at the Azania land occupation of the shack dwellers’ movement, Abahlali baseMjondolo. The residents, who were left homeless, are fighting back by rebuilding

Unions threaten aviation strike if South African Airlines CEO is not reinstated

The CEO of South African Airlines, Vuyani Jarana, had recently resigned, alleging that the government was not cooperating in his plan to revive the airline. The unions also demanded the resignation of four members of the company’s board

South African police attack Abahlali settlements, destroy more than 100 homes

The shack-dwellers’ movement has called the demolitions “illegal” as it were carried out without a court order. Members are now rebuilding the shacks, vowing to continue the struggle.

Amplats reinstates dismissed workers due to trade union struggle

The strike action, which had been underway since May 13, was called off after the company reinstated the dismissed workers and met all their demands.

South African company Videx bows to workers’ pressure

Videx, a mining products company, will withdraw the court application to stop the ongoing strike and has agreed to negotiate with workers

Union moves court against dismissal of 947 workers by mining giant Amplats

The 947 workers at Amplats’ Limpopo platinum mine were dismissed after they went on an eight-day strike. The workers were protesting the company’s bid to change their contract unilaterally

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