The dockworkers continue to boycott work on the Israeli ship Zim Shanghai which arrived at Durban port on May 20. All ships carrying cargo to and from Israel will be boycotted by dockworkers, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) told Peoples Dispatch
Today we look at the situation in Gaza following the ceasefire, protests by Papuan communities in Indonesia amid growing violence, and more
In this episode of Around the World in 8 minutes, we look at these protests and strikes in Colombia and South Africa.
Nearly 3,000 guards embarked on an indefinite strike on January 21 to demand the payment of their wages. Their employers claim that they are unable to pay as the government department which has contracted them has not released funds
During talks with unions representing security guards in South Africa, the employers’ association offered a 5% hike which would still not bring salaries close to the living wage
Nine South African unions, representing around 150,000 security guards, have termed the employers’ offer of a 1.1% hike an insult. Security guards earn barely enough to afford the basic necessities for a single adult, with hardly any means left to support dependents