Austerity measures
Nepal’s community health workers advance in struggle for job security and recognition

Representatives of Nepal’s Female Community Health Volunteers joined trade union delegations at the annual ILO meeting to advocate for job security and recognition

Community Health Workers across South Africa mobilize ahead of election

South Africa’s Community Health Workers protest for insourcing and essential rights with the support of trade unions and health movements

IMF pushes world’s poorest countries into “starvation diet” as debt burdens spiral

As the IMF and World Bank commence their annual meetings, an Oxfam report shows how their failed policies of austerity will force the world’s poorest countries to cut USD 229 billion in public spending while hemorrhaging billions in debt payments.

South Africa health workers strike Health workers in South Africa end strike after 10 days

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union in South Africa ended a strike launched earlier this month over concerns about salaries and inflation. The announcement came as the government agreed to revisit the salary increase for the current year and signaled it was willing to reconsider its approach to collective bargaining with the union

Health workers in Africa Health workers in South Africa protest as post-pandemic austerity looms

Workers in health institutions in several provinces of South Africa have organized protests and industrial action as they face threats of job loss and reorganization of services