The striking employees have not been given a raise since 2016
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%
Public sector workers, who have not received a cost of living adjustment in the last three years, are demanding a wage hike to compensate for the rising prices.
The autocrat remains determined to reign in expenditure on hospitals and schools in order to balance the budget, while continuing to live a decadent multi-million dollar lifestyle in palaces
King Mswati spent more than $74 million on his birthday while claiming that there are not sufficient funds to raise the salaries of public servants who have lost purchasing power by more than 14% in the last two years
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
In this episode, we take you India, where Delhi police have charged three communist students leaders with sedition. We also look into the Los Angeles teachers’ strike and Swaziland civil servants’ strike call.