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Trade unions in Swaziland prepare for next stage of strike Trade unions in Swaziland prepare for next stage of strike

Trade unions representing civil servants had to call off their strike which was held from September 23 to October 3 following a court interdict on a government plea

swaziland 2 Braving police fire, thousands of civil servants demonstrate in Swaziland’s capital

The demonstration came after the strike action by civil servants on September 23 and 24. To compensate for the purchasing power lost over the last three years due to rising prices, civil servants are demanding a Cost of Living Adjustment of 7.85%

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

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

Swaziland SNAT Swaziland public servants prepare for a nationwide strike

Public sector workers, who have not received a cost of living adjustment in the last three years, are demanding a wage hike to compensate for the rising prices.

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

swaziland students protest Swaziland police torture students agitating for scholarships

Seven students, including the president of the students’ union, were detained for four hours and tortured.

Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis

The education sector is in shambles due to the government’s decision to freeze new hiring, casualization of primary and secondary school teachers, and the failure to pay education funds to schools

around the world episode 32 Around the World in 8 Minutes | Episode 32

In this episode, we report on protests and strikes in India, Honduras and Swaziland.

Swaziland nurses strike Nurses in Swaziland seek urgent solution to drug and food shortage in hospitals

The nurses have threatened to stage a strike if the crisis is not addressed in four weeks. The dire shortage of vital drugs has been termed a “population extinguisher” by activists.

Maxwell Dlamini and Musa Ngubeni Swaziland youth leader convicted of false charges after 8 years

Musa Ngubeni, along with his fellow activist, Maxwell Dlamini, was arrested on April 12 while protesting in support of democracy and socio-economic justice.

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