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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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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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OK Furnishers and Home & House Prepares for National Strike

OK Furnishers and Home & House Mobilises for National Strike. 30 November 2012 After a vibrant and militant march through the streets of Johannesburg where SACCAWU members at OK Furnishers and Home & House handed over a memorandum workers have decided to embark on a national strike from 6 – 8 December. On 16 November more than 300 hundred workers …

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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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Woolworths Plans to Retrench Large Numbers of Workers

Woolworths now plan to retrench large numbers of workers 6 September 2012  Hardly a week after vehement denials by Woolworths’ spokespersons to the media that they do not intend retrenching workers, we are now informed of the planned retrenchments of about 177 workers. This follows shortly after it was brought to the attention of the Union, by members, that the …

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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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