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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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Why We On Strike at OK Furnishers and House & Home

WHY WE’RE STRIKING AT OK FURNISHERS AND HOUSE & HOME 5 December 2012  Today throughout the country workers and the poor compel us to see and choose sides. The high levels of poverty, inequality and poverty are the source of many struggles and strikes. These struggles and strikes by workers and the poor compel us to see this inequalities and …

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UNI – Walmart’s India Bribery Scandal

Walmart’s growing global crisis 11/23/2012  UNI says Walmart’s deepening bribery scandal in India shows it is not fit for business – India’s government must begin independent investigation  Walmart’s decision to suspend its chief financial officer and members of its legal team in India shows the depth of the growing crisis around Walmart. The company’s decision to suspend senior management in …

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SACCAWU Support Striking Farmworkers

15 November 2012  SACCAWU fully support the striking farmworkers, their demands and the leadership role played by COSATU to defend these extremely vulnerable and low earning workers. Like the mine workers earlier this year, farm workers are hidden behind the fences of farms, they work under horrendous conditions, they live in appalling conditions in a sector notorious for the brutality …

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SACCAWU Statement on Miners Strikes in Rustenburg

SACCAWU Press release on the strikes in the mining sector.  SACCAWU support the handling by COSATU and the NUM of the ongoing disputes in the mining sector. These strikes, while unprotected, are also an expression of what COSATU and her affiliates have been warning against for more than a decade, we are sitting on a time bomb! A time bomb …

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Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle

Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle Confronted with evidence of widespread corruption in Mexico, top Wal-Mart executives focused more on damage control than on rooting out wrongdoing, an examination by The New York Times found. By DAVID BARSTOW Published: April 21, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/22/business/at-wal-mart-in-mexico-a-bribe-inquiry-silenced.html?_r=2

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In Defense of International Solidarity – a reply on UFCW/SACCAWU Solidarity Against Walmartisation

A reply to report in the Business Day of 11 March 2012:  It is incorrect to suggest that the UFCW ‘used SACCAWU to further its mandate abroad” or as Mr. Leroni Massmart spokesman claim that the UFCW was “taking advantage of the favourable industrial relations environment in SA to advance their agenda in partnership with local unions”.  Walmart is a …

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SACCAWU Support Strike Against e-Tolls and Labour Broking

SACCAWU Support Strike of 7th March 2012  SACCAWU calls on its members and all workers to join the COSATU March 7 stay away. SACCAWU fully and unconditionally supports the call by COSATU for a national strike in support of our demand for the total banning of labour brokers and the scrapping of the e-tolling system.  Total Banning of Labour Brokers …

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Walmart/Massmart Lies and the Proliferation of the use of Labour Brokers

Walmart/Massmart lies and the proliferation of the use of labour brokers  1 March 2012  The entry of Walmart into the South African and African market, through the acquisition of the Massmart, and our ongoing opposition to it has been a long process so far. On the 9th of March 2012 the Competitions Appeal Court will hand down judgment. Irrespective of …

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