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Salary increase talks between gov, PSA at deadlock

The Public Servants Association says government has not made any improvements on its previous offers for public sector salaries. This after wage negotiations broke down on Friday night, paving the way for unions to declare a dispute. Government and public sector unions have deadlocked over the employer’s proposal to increase[…]

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Recall of SA ambassador to Israel ‘the right step’

By Tasneem Adams A decision to permanently withdraw South Africa’s ambassador from Israel has been hailed as a “step in the right direction”. On Wednesday night, Minister of International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu said the government has completed stage one in the process of the downgrading of South Africa’s embassy to[…]

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SARS obtains interim interdict against Nehawu, PSA

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) says it has obtained an interim court order interdicting the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA) members from picketing in places other than those specified in the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)[…]

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PSA welcomes ICC ruling on flotilla raid

Activists who were part of the humanitarian aid flotilla that attempted to break through the Gaza blockade in 2010, have welcomed a ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) surrounding the case of the Mavi Marmara vessel. Following a referral from the island nation of Comoros, the ICC declared Israel[…]

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BDS and PSA win court case

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) have announced their victory in a court case against the billboard advertising company, Continental Outdoor Media. The case related to the companies removal of a series of billboards taken out by BDS and the PSA, highlighting the[…]

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Palestine billboard case being heard in court

Pro-Palestinian activists are picketing outside the Johannesburg South Gauteng High Court on Monday in support of the right of freedom of expression. The protest is in support of Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) South Africa and the Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) who are in court against the billboard advertising company,[…]

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SA to join Gaza flotilla

A coalition of humanitarian NGO’s from across the world have decided to re-launch an aid flotilla, to challenge the Israeli blockade on the war ravaged Gaza Strip. The decision comes in the midst of intense discussions between Hamas and Israel, which are also set to address the issue of the[…]

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PSA outraged at SAFM snub

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSA) expressed its outrage on Wednesday that SAFM at the last minute cancelled the “Workers on Wednesday” programme that was meant to include Middle East political commentator Na’eem Jeenah and representatives from trade union Cosatu and the National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu). The programme was[…]

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‘Gaza Docket may set a precedent’

While the Gaza Docket has been in rotation for nearly five years now, Muslim Lawyers Association (MLA) advocate Yousha Tayoub says there is still a long way to go before the South Africans identified as having aided Israel during Operation Cast Lead can be brought before the country’s justice system.[…]

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Pahad’s visit ‘not enough’: Palestine lobby

South Africa is not doing enough to intervene in the crisis in the Middle East. So says Martin Jansen of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), commenting on the South African government’s decision to send former minister of foreign affairs Aziz Pahad as an envoy to the besieged region. Pahad is[…]

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