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Articles tagged as May Day

Numsa Ekurhuleni hosts cultural day

On December 8 last year Numsa’s Ekurhuleni locals, the Jack Charles Bezuidenhout and Sedibeng regions gathered at the Germiston Sports Complex to celebrate a cultural event before the year came to an end. The day started with the singing of the National Anthem “Nkosi Sikel’iAfrika” sung by the Gauteng Cultural Choir. Vusi Hlatshwayo, a regional […]

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More than 270 days on strike!

The workers of Elliniki Halyvourgia in Greece have been on strike for 270 days. In October, the factory’s owners informed them that in the current economic climate, they had no option but to move to a five-hour working day. The factory’s 380 workers would be expected to take a 40% pay cut. And if the […]

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Pudemo activist dies following Workers’ Day celebrations

The state of political affairs in Swaziland is best captured by the events which unfolded recently after a political activist, Sipho Jele, was arrested for wearing a t-shirt bearing a People’s United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) logo, at a May Day rally in Manzini. Two days after his arrest, the world was told of his death […]

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Cultural revival

Cultural revival Jenny Grice In the mid-1980s, when the oppression of apartheid was at its height, the Metal and Allied Workers Union (Mawu), one of Numsa’s founding unions, became famous for its poets, actors and singers. Dunlop shop stewards and poets Alfred Temba Qabula and Mi Hlatshwayo were top of the speaker list at May […]

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