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Thuma Mina (send me): to Geneva?

June 14, 2019

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At a time when belt tightening is called for and greater austerity looms, South Africa arrives at the International Labour Organisation's 100th birthday bash, with one of the largest delegations. Now there are calls for the public to be given a cost/benefit analysis of what seems to be an expensive junket paid for by working people through one o other means.

Facts behind the sacking of SA union boss

June 2, 2019

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While sacked Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) general secretary Dennis George maintains that "white monopoly capital" and a media hostile to "transformation" were behind his recent dismissal, the facts seem to tell a vefy different story.

A new dawn — or an impending storm

May 31, 2019

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It was obvious from the first announcement last year about South Africa's minimum wage levels that they probably signalled storm clouds rather than any pale rays of a new dawn. However it is not only to the labour front that the purveyors of a promised new dawn 
should pay close heed.

Austerity and the lack of a real alternatve

February 24, 2019

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A social compact is not an alternative to the present social and economic system. It is a variation on the same theme — a bad one from the point of view of labour — and it does pose as an alternative. Time perhaps for labour to counter with a clearly costed and articulated route to a real alternative that would benefit the many rather than the few.

Labour’s view of SONA 2019, S. Africa

February 9, 2019

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There is nothing new in the recipes proposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to remedy the damage done over the past decade to South Africa's state institutions and the economy. They are recipes that trade unions across th board have already rejected.

Davos & the spectre of populism

January 26, 2019

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Populism was a spectre haunting the super rich when they met in Davos, Switzerland. this past week. But while this emergence of nationalist, protectionist sentiment does pose a threat to global corporations, it does not threaten the system based on competition and the exploitation of labour. It also carries with it the poison of zenophobia.

Trade wars & steps in the right direction

November 18, 2018

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It seems essential to take steps to move away from the clearly dangerous and damaging economic dogma of neo-liberalism. Far from being either free or fair, it is, in fact, an anarchic system that creates the "race to the bottom" that so harms the majority to the benefit of a tiny minority while being destructive, overall.