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ATW 50 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 50

In this episode, we look at the attack on left activists by right-wing students’ group in Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, the doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe and the “Stop Arming Israel” protest in the United Kingdom.

Trade unions in Swaziland demand inquiry into death of Njabulo Dlamini Trade unions in Swaziland demand inquiry into death of Njabulo Dlamini

Njabulo Dlamini, the international organizer of the Communist Party of Swaziland, allegedly died of an illness shortly after he was released from prison but trade unionists suspect he was poisoned

Sudanese prime minister announces cabinet of transitional government Sudanese PM announces cabinet of transitional government

The names of 18 of the 20 members of the cabinet were announced by prime minister Abdallah Hamdok. The cabinet includes many who took stands against the regime of former president Omar al-Bashir

Doctors in Zimbabwe’s public hospitals go on an indefinite strike

In less than a year since the introduction of the RTGS currency, the value of salaries of civil servants in Zimbabwe has dropped to less than 10% of what they were in USD

Xenophobic ‘shutdowns’ turn indiscriminately violent

The ‘shutdowns’ spreading across Gauteng are intended as targeted xenophobia. But the actions of one mob in Joburg’s inner city show that, in practice, they can harm anyone in their path.

south africa trade union ANC-affiliated trade union warns of strike against proposed economic reforms in South Africa

The economic reforms announced by the National Treasury would weaken labor rights and advocate for the privatization of state-owned enterprises and export-led growth

Swaziland SNAT Swaziland public servants prepare for a nationwide strike

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.

ATW-ep-48 Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 48

In this episode, we look at the anti-fascist demonstration in Germany, an imminent industrial action by National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) for workers’ rights and the Social Unity’s call for a national protest on September 5.

numsa-fuel-station-worker-strike NUMSA threatens strike in motor sector if negotiations fail

The union has demanded a 12% hike for the approximately 306,000 workers in the sector, in addition to transport allowance for fuel station workers employed for night shifts.

South Africa glass workers strike Glass industry workers in South Africa strike for better pay and regularization

Led by the GIWUSA, the workers have been demanding a hike for 8.5% across the board to counter the cost of living and regularization of the workers hired through labor brokers.

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Episode 47

In the latest episode, Peoples Dispatch reports on violent repression on the protesters of Swaziland and Turkey, and also a rare success of migrant workers in Qatar.

zimbabwe-ztcu-protests Trade union leaders’ remand extended by courts in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Peter Mutasa and secretary-general Japhet Moyo continue to face death threats while being out on bail under police remand.

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