Communist Party of Swaziland
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%

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 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.

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.

Civil servants in Swaziland set to strike over salary hikes

The Communist Party of Swaziland and the Public Sector Associations of Swaziland noted that the government of king Mswati III had been spending vast amounts wastefully even as the country was in social and economic crisis

Swaziland teachers resist police action Swaziland teachers’ union accuses monarchical government of repressing workers’ struggle

Myeni, a leader of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), was arrested on August 26, 2018, after he resisted a police officer from firing into a teachers’ protest two days before.

Swaziland: Working class continues​ to fight for democracy and rights

The landlocked nation of Swaziland in Africa is regularly witnessing strikes and protests as the people are rising up to assert their rights. 

Maxwell Musa, Swaziland Teachers’ Association leader released on bail

A large number of workers had assembled at the magistrate court expressing their solidarity with Maxwell and calling for the arrest of the police officer who fired upon the teachers.

Swaziland’s teachers wage struggle against police brutality

“We call upon the international community to extend their solidarity towards the struggle of the working class movement in Swaziland,” noted various trade union organizations.

“Ending monarchy and the establishment of a democratic multi-party system is way forward for Swaziland”

One of the last absolute monarchies in the world, Swaziland is headed to a primary round of polls of August 25 under its Tinkhundla (administrative sub-division)-based electoral system.

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