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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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Press Statement of the Nine COSATU Affiliates Calling for the Reinstatement of Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi and for a Special National Congress as a Matter of Urgency!

 29 January 2014 SACCAWU as one of the 9 COSATU affiliates today attended and participated in the Press COnference by Unions calling for a Special National Congress and the return of Comrade Z. Vavi, General Secretary of COSATU, to office Press Statement of the Nine COSATU Affiliates Calling for the Reinstatement of Comrade Zwelinzima Vavi and for a Special National …

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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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FIGHT WOMEN ABUSE!! – NorthWest Vaal

3 December 2013  SACCAWU together with COSATU and other civil society formations will picket outside the Hartswater magistrates Court tomorrow 4th December where a manager of Choppies Supermarket will appear for the brutal assault of a female worker at the workplace. As part of our 16 days of activism against violence against women we call on all progressive forces to …

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STRIKING WORKERS MEMORANDUM TO SUN INTERNATIONAL

1 NOVEMBER 2013 SACCAWU MEMORANDUM TO THE SUN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT  We the members of SACCAWU; joined by other progressive organs of Civil Society in our common struggle for social emancipation which includes driving the decent work agenda as one of our key immediate priorities; are gathered here today to demonstrate our support for fair and reasonable demands tabled by our …

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SACCAWU Strikes at Various Establishments

1 August 2013 Statement on various strikes led by SACCAWU.  Introduction:  Currently SACCAWU is involved in two strikes in which close to 400 workers are participating, while further two strikes are scheduled to commence on the 1st and the 2nd of August respectively. Of the two coming strikes, the first involve more than 200 workers, while the second cover a …

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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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SACCAWU condems assualt of Ms Esther Mangke at CB Stores, Jane Furse, Limpopo

SACCAWU condemns the barbaric and dehumanizing conduct meted out to Esther Mankge at CB Stores, Jane Furse, Limpopo.  The South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) has taken time to reflect on the vicious, barbaric and criminal conduct of employees of CB Stores – Jane Furse, Limpopo, in their assault and humiliation of Esther Mankge. We are convinced …

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SACCAWU responds to comments attributed to Minister of the DTI, Minister Rob Davies, on the alleged benefits of the Walmart acquisition of Massmart and jobs creation.

17 April 2013   SACCAWU responds to comments attributed to Minister of the DTI, Minister Rob Davies, on the alleged benefits of the Walmart acquisition of Massmart and jobs creation.  According to the Business Report of 12 April 2013 Minister Rob Davies at the launch of the IPAP 2013/14-15/16 punted the entry of Walmart into South Africa through the acquisition …

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