Africa
Workers' Party calls for boycott of second round of Tunisian presidential elections Workers’ Party calls for boycott of second round of Tunisian presidential elections

The elections being held on October 13 will see a contest between Kais Saied, a 61-year-old-law professor, and Nabil Karoui, a 56-year-old media mogul and founder of the Nessma TV channel

Zimbabwe's doctors defy government diktat, continue strike Zimbabwe’s doctors defy government diktat, continue strike

Even as the government has moved a labor court seeking an interdict on their strike, Zimbabwe’s doctors who have stayed off work for 37 days are determined to continue their protest unless their demand for a wage revision is met

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

South African labor court issues interim stay on strike by Air Chef employees South African labor court issues interim interdict on strike by Air Chef employees

Workers of Air Chefs, the catering firm that is a subsidiary of South African Airlines, were set to go on strike on October 7 under the banner of NUMSA after their employer withdrew anniversary bonuses

Employers' meager hike offer infuriates South African security guard unions Employers’ meager hike offer infuriates South African security guard unions

During talks with unions representing security guards in South Africa, the employers’ association offered a 5% hike which would still not bring salaries close to the living wage

Egyptians continue protests against el-Sisi regime Egyptians continue protests against el-Sisi regime

Protests broke out in several Egyptian cities, including Cairo, Luxor, Qena and Sohag, on September 27, despite bids by security forces to suppress the demonstrators with tear gas and barricades

South Africa security guards strike 150,000 South African security guards set to go strike if minimum wage demands are not met

Nine South African unions, representing around 150,000 security guards, have termed the employers’ offer of a 1.1% hike an insult. Security guards earn barely enough to afford the basic necessities for a single adult, with hardly any means left to support dependents

South African labor court interdicts country-wide strike by bank officials

The strike called by the South African Society of Bank Officials over mass layoffs was interdicted by a judge on the basis of a technicality

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%

Sisi Get Out_Protests in Egypt Egyptians want Sisi ousted

Thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on September 20 demanding the resignation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

South African security personnel demolish two settlements housing poor urban families

“Not only did the authorities demolish the shacks, but also poured kerosene and burnt the belongings our people had left behind. They came later in the evening to find all their possessions burnt down,” said George Bonono of Abahlali baseMjondolo

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