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South Africa: Coalminers give notice to strike

15 November, 2017Coalminers in South Africa belonging to IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), will give notice to strike on 16 November after wage negotiations with the Chamber of Mines have reached a deadlock. Miners were demanding a one off payment of US$77. Further, they wanted an eight per cent increase in 2018, and nine per cent in 2019.

IndustriALL affiliates celebrate Africa Industrialization Day – 2017

22 November, 2017Several events were held in conjunction with Africa Industrialization Day, 2017.

SACTWU protests in defense of local manufacturing

6 November, 2017On 4 November, Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), affiliated to IndustriALL, organized a nationwide protest against clothing giants H&M and Zara.

Scrap labour law amendment bills, say unions in South Africa

23 March, 2018In a carnival-like atmosphere IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) took to the streets of Johannesburg protesting proposed amendments to the labour laws, which the union says will reverse the hard-won gains on workers’ rights. NUMSA has called for a general strike on April 25 to defend the right to strike.

South African plastics strike enters sixth week

30 November, 2018Over 10,000 workers in the plastics sector are on strike for the sixth week to demand better wages and working conditions, and to stop the erosion of wages and benefits.

BRICS unions discuss decent work and sustainable development

31 July, 2018The BRICS Trade Union Forum (BTUF), an alliance of union federations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is demanding a developmental and democratic model as an alternative to the dominant global financial institutions, especially the IMF and the World Bank.

South Africa: CEPPWAWU congress agrees on roadmap for union revival

4 September, 2018For seven years, IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Chemicals, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) has been in a crisis. However, the convening of its 5th national congress is seen as an opportunity to mend the union.