National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA)
Migrant delivery workers strike for fair pay and conditions in Dubai and other stories

Today we look at a strike by food delivery workers in Dubai, the conviction and sentencing of an Indigenous land defender in Canada, and more

May Day: Worker’s struggle celebration is well-deserved after a momentous year

After a year of ongoing crisis, Peoples Dispatch looks back on some of the most important labor struggles of this past year.

NUMSA demands Comair course correct to save the airline and jobs

South Africa’s metalworkers union denounces the CEO’s cost-cutting measures for compromising with safety

South African Airlines sale Amid looming retrenchments, unions demand transparency in sale of South Africa’s national airline

The sale of the restructured South Africa Airways (SAA) to a private consortium at an undisclosed price may provoke further labor unrest. The workers are already angry at the impending dismissal of 225 more workers

People’s movements across the world demand freedom for Julian Assange

In cities across the world, activists from people’s movements demand that journalist Julian Assange be freed and his extradition be blocked

South Africa: Unions, Palestine solidarity groups escalate demand to nationalize Clover

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

Global mobilizations mark two months of the strike at South Africa’s dairy giant

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.

Unions allege petrol bombs, intimidation as strike intensifies at South African Dairy giant

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.

Thousands take to streets as indefinite strike hits South Africa’s engineering sector  

The strike is being led by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa. The refusal by employers to address the demands for a wage hike is being seen as a betrayal by the workers who had foregone last year’s wage hike to cushion the industry during the COVID-induced lockdown

Prosecutors to probe illegal practices in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa 43 case and other stories

Today we look at new evidence in the disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa students in Mexico, the strike announced by NUMSA in South Africa’s engineering sector, and more

Assassins of South African trade unionist at large as labor dispute continues

Malibongwe Mdazo, an organizer of National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, who had led a 7,000-worker strike last month, was publicly gunned down at the doorstep of Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, amidst a labor dispute on August 19

Workers at BHP-owned Escondida mine in Chile set to go on strike and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming strike by workers at Chile’s Escondida mine, the dispute between unions and employers amid wage talks in South Africa, and more

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