Passengers left stranded amid nationwide bus strike

Thousands of passengers across the country are likely to be left stranded on Wednesday due to strike action by bus drivers. Bus transport sector unions say their members won’t be returning to work until their demands are met. Starting Wednesday, drivers affiliated to five unions, including Satawu and Numsa will be protesting[…]

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Negotiations between Parly, Nehawu going well

Negotiations between Parliament and the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) were still under way by noon and going well, the union’s deputy chairperson at Parliament Disang Mocumi said on Thursday. He suggested to protesters they take a short break to get some lunch and then regroup at[…]

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Tunisian mediator group wins Nobel Peace Prize

Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for helping build democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring, an example of peaceful transition in a region otherwise struggling with violence and upheaval. The quartet of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT), the Tunisian Confederation of Industry,[…]

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Khamenei bans negotiations with the U.S

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, already said last month[…]

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Kerry defends Iran negotiations before congress

Secretary of State John Kerry told wary lawmakers on Tuesday that it was premature to criticize nuclear negotiations with Iran before any deal can be reached to keep Tehran from developing atomic weapons. “The president has made clear – I can’t state this more firmly – the policy is Iran[…]

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‘Negotiation could have saved hostages’

An Iranian journalist has lambasted the anti-terrorism legislation of the United States and South Africa, suggesting that the respective country’s outright refusal to negotiate was at fault for the unfortunate deaths of UK journalist, Luke Somers, and South African educator, Pierre Korkie. Both were killed by al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen[…]

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Reopen wage negotiations: Nehawu

Nehawu on Wednesday called for public service wage negotiations to be reopened. “The three-year agreement we signed in 2012 is coming to an end in March 2015, hence we have reopened the negotiations at the Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council,” the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) said[…]

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