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Against the neoliberal education system: Indefinite strike of education workers in Chile

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In November 2017 the Department of Labour published the National Minimum Wage Bill (NMW) which proposes that the lowest wage should be R20 each hour for general labourers; R18 for farmworkers and all working in the Forestry sector; R15…

With claims that the South African Federation of Trade Unions(SAFTU) is planning to embark on a 3 day strike to intensify the struggle against the recent…

At the Freedom Day Rally (27 April 2018) in Bloemfontein, President Ramaphosa stated that the national minimum wage of R20 per hour is not a…

On the 25th of April Johannesburg residents awoke to an emptier than usual CBD. It was not too long before the city became red with the colour of tee-shirts worn by a sea of protesting workers. Workers under…

On 25 April 2018 (Wednesday) workers around the country will strike to defend their rights. The proposed labour laws will take away the workers right to strike and enforce a slave wage of R3200….

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…