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South African unions prepare for historic strike on October 7

The strike has been called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions, the largest trade union confederation in the country and a traditional ally of the ruling ANC. The union now says the ANC has betrayed the working class

South African health workers demand safe working conditions

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union of South Africa warned that its 200,000 public workers will strike on Sept. 10 if their concerns are not addressed.

South Africa security guards Security guards in South Africa go on indefinite strike demanding payment of wages

Nearly 3,000 guards embarked on an indefinite strike on January 21 to demand the payment of their wages. Their employers claim that they are unable to pay as the government department which has contracted them has not released funds

Massmart South Africa Union vows to fight mass-layoffs by Massmart in South Africa

The layoffs are being overseen by Mitch Slape who was appointed as the CEO of Massmart in September 2019, reportedly at the behest of Walmart which acquired majority shares in the company in 2011

Eskom South Africa South African unions warn against government’s “rescue plan” for state company Eskom

The “rescue plan” for Eskom unveiled by the South African minister for public enterprises proposes the unbundling of the state-owned company and increases reliance on private Independent Power Producers, which the unions claim, is the root cause of Eskom’s financial troubles.

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

What is the SRWP’s vision for South Africa?

The newly formed party which is contesting in the May 8 elections has unveiled a number of proposals to transform the social and economic spheres of the country

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