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On the 1st of May every year workers around the world commemorate May Day which is also called Labour Day. The history of the day is one that details very well the antagonism of class struggle as well as the cruelty of the bourgeoisie. In 1886 on the 4th of May Haymarket Square in Chicago…

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On the 7 May 2018 Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (DEMAWUSA), sent the notice to Metrobus Johannesburg about the bus strike that will start on the 5 June 2018. According to DEMAWUSA the strike was…

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A group of farm workers, mostly women, demonstrated at the gates to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival on Saturday. They sang and held posters reading: “No toilet in vineyards” and “Stop poison”. They tried to enter the…

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The year 2017 was a year in which white big business laid its claim to leadership, this time of corruption in South Africa. Up to 2017, big business had been the leaders of the struggle against…

In its New Year’s statement, the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) general secretary Irvin Jim called on those who “genuinely see themselves as communists” to swell into the ranks of the new workers party. “We …

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On 14 December 2017 the South African Federation of Trade Unions and #OutsourcingMustFall gathered at Beyers Naude Square in Johannesburg to march against the exploitation of workers through the outsourcing of work, retrenchment of employees, and the increased use of…

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Parliament is considering bringing about huge changes to the Labour Relations Act (LRA), the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and introducing the…

A number of social movements and trade unions met in Germiston at the Casual Workers Advice Office to discuss a campaign opposing the latest amendments to the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The proposed amendments will effectively make it difficult for…

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On the 30 November to 01 December 2017 Oxfam South Africa hosted the Second People’s Economic Initiative at Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg. According to Oxfam SA a People’s Economy (PE) is an economy that moves away from individual profit…

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On the last day of women’s month, more than 200 women farmworkers marched from Keizergracht Street in Cape Town to the provincial legislature and then to the Department of Labour. The protest was organised by the Women on Farms Project…

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