Turkish police clashed with protesters who broke a Covid-19 curfew by holding May Day marches on Saturday, with at least 212 people detained, according to the Istanbul governor’s office. Riot police and plainclothes officers scuffled with union leaders and other demonstrators, throwing some to the ground before detaining dozens of[…]
Today workers around the world are observing Workers’ Day, known as Labour Day in most countries and referred to as May Day in South Africa. This day is observed to celebrate the achievements of the workers and to spread awareness about the exploitation that the workers face. Organised labour has[…]
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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