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SACCAWU Reply to article by Tony Beamish of Moneyweb

28 March 2014 SACCAWU COMMENTS ON AN ARTICLE BY TONY BEAMISH IN THE MONEYWEB ARTICLE of 24-03-2014  The Union has noted, with serious concerns, the article by Tony Beamish which appeared on Moneyweb on Monday 24 March 2014, allegedly concerning “court defeats suffered by the Union”. The Union notes that some matters are sub judicae, as we are currently petitioning …

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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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More than 4 000 Sun International South Africa (SISA) workers to take strike action

31 October 2013 More than 4 000 Sun International South Africa (SISA) workers to take strike action  After months of negotiations between SACCAWU and Sun International and the conclusion of the CCMA processes without resolution of the dispute, the Union was granted a certificate that allow members to embark on protected strike action. More than 4 000 SACCAWU members from …

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SACCAWU Strike at SPAR – KZN

1 August 2013 SACCAWU KZN CURRENT STRIKES At Some  Spar outlets  Members of the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) in KZN employed by Umlazi Mega Spar in Durban Local and Richmond Spar in Pietermaritzburg Local are currently embarking on wage strikes as a result of the refusal by both Spar stores to meet workers demands. Both …

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Pretoria Bargaining Council for Food retail, Restaurants, Catering and Allied Trades – Northern Region

 1 August 2013 Pretoria Bargaining Council for Food retail, Restaurants, Catering and Allied Trades This Bargaining Council cover more than 15 000 workers in its scope, with SACCAWU having 10 000 members. There are three Unions representing workers covered by this Council. These Unions have formed a joint co-ordinating committee that will lead and guide this strike and all three Unions will …

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