Don’t blame workers for managerial incompetence

May 26, 2015

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Don’t blame workers for poor management. And feel some sympathy for any competent managers, whether in a large school, a government department, or parastatal who often have to deal with a legacy of maladministration, all too often accompanied by levels of corruption.

No worker joy in SA public sector pay deal

May 25, 2015

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By comparing last week the pay and conditions of nurses and teachers to those of cabinet ministers and MPs I seem to have touched a raw nerve, especially among paramedics and fire fighters. They too have concerns — and not only about money.

Of pay, politicians & nurses

May 17, 2015

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Some critics of South African nurses and teachers who have left to work abroad have dubbed them unpatriotic. They are not. They are part of the international army of migrant labour. In any event, since capital knows no boundaries nor should labour accept any borders .

Wage gaps disfigure SA public service

May 10, 2015

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A wage and welfare gap is one of the prime problems in the SA public service. It's an example of maladministration for which workers should not be blamed. And some sympathy should be extended to competent managers who have to deal with a legacy of maladministration, often coupled with levels of corruption.

A paradox for post May Day focus

May 3, 2015

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It’s a great paradox: as food production has increased, so too, has the amount of hunger in the world. And not because of a rapidly increasing population — there is actually enough food to adequately feed everyone.

SA ‘workers’ party': a revision of the past?

April 28, 2015

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Faced with what appeared to be a veritable swamp of ideology at a “socialist movement” conference in Boksburg this month, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) has embarked on the process of creating a “Marxist, Leninist, revolutionary working class” political party. However, Numsa also facilitated the Boksburg conference, where representatives from 11 political groups or […]

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SA xenophobia – a personal comment

April 19, 2015

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Watching the xenophobic filth that has again risen to the surface of our proclaimed democratic and supposedly humane society, I feel like demanding: Do not forgive us, for know exactly what we do.

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