US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that peace negotiations with Afghanistan’s Taliban are dead and that Washington will not enter any future agreement without “commitments” from the militants. Appearing on a round of cable news shows Sunday morning, Pompeo told one of these, Fox News, that negotiations with[…]
The nationwide strike that saw bus drivers down tools until their wage demands were met is set to continue with no clear resolution in sight, leaving thousands of commuters stranded and causing a spike in traffic congestion as more cars hit the streets. Employers are reportedly offering a 7.5% pay[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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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