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SACCAWU’s RESPONSE TO COSATU Press release on COSATU CEC

COSATU’s statement contemptuous – SACCAWU 28 May 2015 SACCAWU’s RESPONSE TO COSATU Press release on COSATU CEC The South African Catering Commercial and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) remains one of the affiliates of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in good standing and is one of its founding Unions. We do not ordinarily address internal matters through the …

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JUNE 1 – WOLRD CHILD CARE DAY!

CHILD CARE DAY JUNE 1 WORKERS ARE PARENTS TOO!! June 1st is International Children’s Day. In South Africa the month of June is also a month in which we focus on needs of children and the youth. SACCAWU together with COSATU has since 1990 declared that we should use this day to highlight our demands on childcare and educare. The …

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Bones Skulu SACCAWU GS & UNI Africa President address to UNI World Congress 2014

Bones Skulu SACCAWU GS & UNI Africa President address to UNI World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters, Comrades; allow me to greet you on behalf of the UNI Africa Region, South African Affiliates and the Local Organising Committee. It is an honour to welcome you in the shores of South Africa and …

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STOP RETRECNHMENTS – CONVENE A SECTOR WIDE JOB SUMMIT

 21 February 2014 Stop Retrenchments and Convene a Sector Wide Job Summit!  For some time now there has been a low intensity onslaught on jobs in the retail, wholesale and hospitality sectors that have seen thousands of workers losing their jobs, leaving working and poor families more vulnerable. Most recently workers at Edcon and Sun International South Africa (SISA) are …

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Pick ‘n Pay Celebrate Profits Not The Late President Nelson Mandela

13 December 2013 Pick ‘n Pay celebrate profits not Mandela  Honour the Legacy of Madiba in Dignity!  SACCAWU welcomes the decision by many retailers who heeded the call by SACCAWU to close for trading on 15 December to honour the late President Nelson Mandela. However, we remain utterly disappointed by the stance taken by Pick ‘n Pay.  After becoming aware …

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HAMBA KAHLE COMRADE RHOLIHLAHLA NELSON MANDELA

6 December 2013 HAMBA KAHLE COMRADE RHOLIHLAHLA NELSON MANDELA  “Lives of great men all remind us        We can make our lives sublime,    And, departing, leave behind us        Footprints on the sands of time ;    Footprints, that perhaps another,        Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,    A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,        Seeing, shall take heart again.” from A Psalm of Life by Henry …

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We Warned You! Walmart Shows Workers Of The World Their Bloody Middle Finger

29 May 2013 We Warned You! Walmart shows workers of the world their bloody middle finger  Walmart in their refusal to sign the global Accord aimed at addressing the poor labour conditions and risks of workers losing their lives, is nothing short of showing their bloody middle finger to the world. While many global brands and retailers signed the Accord …

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UNI Global Union, ITUC and UGTT Victory in Tunisa

18 December 2012 Tunisian government backs down over strike 

UNI affiliate and the leading union in Tunisia, the UGTT wins agreement with the government after threat of strike action UNI Global Union and the ITUC have stood in solidarity with the UGTT over a general strike in Tunisia planned for tomorrow which has now been averted. The Tunisia government has …

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2012 Global Day Of action Against Walmart

Global Day Of Action Against Walmart – UNI WALMART GLOBAL UNION ALLIANCE  In Early October 2012 the UNI Global Union Alliance was launched in the US, attended by unionists from across the world. As part of the workplan and program of action of the Alliance workers resolved to embark on a global Day of Action targeting Walmart globally and focussing on …

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SACCAWU CEC Statement 6 December 2012 on; Goma, Greece & Gaza

SACCAWU Statement on GAZA, GOMA & GREECE  At the last CEC meeting of SACCAWU held in November the SACCAWU delegates expressed our Solidarity with the struggles in Palestine and Europe and expressed concerns about the flaring-up of violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).  The meeting declared that:  GAZA – Palestine We cannot allow the world …

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