After a year of ongoing crisis, Peoples Dispatch looks back on some of the most important labor struggles of this past year.
Two workers abducted by goons “were held hostage and beaten in full view of the management inside the factory premises. Managers neither called the police nor the ambulance,” said union leader Mametlwe Sebei.
On January 27, pickets and rallies were held in several cities of South Africa in support of the workers’ demand to nationalize the dairy company Clover
Unions and Palestinian solidarity organizations have escalated actions calling for the South African government to disinvest from Clover the Milco consortium, which is majority-owned by an Israeli company operating in occupied territories of Palestine.
Amid threats and intimidation, the workers’ action at Clover has been strengthened by worker solidarity as well as the increasing support of civil society for its boycott campaign.
Unions have intensified their struggle, filing an official complaint against Clover’s retrenchment plans to the Competition Commission and calling for the company to be nationalized
Peoples Dispatch spoke to John Appolis, general secretary of the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa (Giwusa), about the ongoing indefinite strike by workers at the Israeli-owned dairy giant Clover
Since Clover’s takeover in 2019 by MILCO, which is majority-owned by an Israeli company, its production capacity is being destroyed to secure the South African dairy market for imported products from Israel, said General Industries Workers Union of South Africa president Mametlwe Sebei
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Demanding an end to retrenchments that could see over 2,000 job losses, unions have called on the South African government to take over Clover SA, the largest employer in the country’s dairy industry
It is estimated that about 70% jobs in the restaurant industry are already lost due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Restaurant and alcohol industry workers staged two countrywide protests last week