May Day

May Day signifies workers’ struggle: SACP

The South African Communist Party (SACP) in Gauteng says they will hand over a memorandum of demands at the department of labour in Johannesburg as part of May Day commemorations. The SACP says some of their demands are that workers should work 40 hours a week.  It says this day[…]

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Zuma not welcome at May Day celebrations: Unions

Two unions say they don’t want President Jacob Zuma addressing the May Day celebrations. Cosatu is set to celebrate May Day in Bloemfontein on Monday, a day that focusses on workers and their interests, with Zuma as the main speaker. He would be sharing the stage with his deputy, Cyril[…]

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COSATU to host nationwide 30th Anniv celebrations

In celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), which was on 6 December 2015, the organization has scheduled celebrations throughout 2016. As part of the union’s celebrations, a nationwide rally is scheduled to take place on May Day this Sunday, May 1. National Spokesman[…]

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Workers cheer for Zuma at May Day rally

President Jacob Zuma received a warm welcome from workers attending a Congress of SA Trade Unions SA (Cosatu) May Day rally in Durban on Friday. The crowd cheered when Cosatu’s KwaZulu-Natal secretary Edwin Mkhize introduced Zuma. Thousands of people, most of them dressed in red, marched from the Gugu Dlamini[…]

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Istanbul police disperse May Day protesters

Turkish police have briefly clashed with protesters in Istanbul after putting the city under a security lockdown in a bid to thwart demonstrations on a tense Labour Day. Al Jazeera’s Can Hasasu, reporting from Istanbul’s central Besiktas district, said about 2,000 people from leftist groups had gathered there before Friday’s[…]

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