Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced a “day of dialogue” to be held over the weekend, in an effort to fix some of the mistakes his government has made “since the Revolution.” Addressing a crowd in Caracas during the International Labor Day celebrations, the president accused the US-backed opposition leader[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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