Germany 

ver.di calls for 3-day strike on Hamburg docks!

As of Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 2.00 am and until Thursday, 4th February 2021 11.45 pm the technical workers at Hamburg-based HHLA-daughters SCA and SCB are called out on strike by their union ver.di, the United Services Union. The ca. 360-strong workforce are on strike to demand improvements in their weekend working time regulations. The workers demand that their weekend working time be regulated as in the regional col-lective agreements covering roughly 11.000 port workers in the German North range ports. These stipulate that the regular 40-hour working week be…

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India 

Statement of the joint Platform of Central Trade Union Organisations

The joint Platform of Central Trade Union Organisations term the so-called  tripartite consultations by the Ministry of Labour.  Govt. of India, as Farce. They again demand physical meetings with adequate duration. The Joint Platform of Central Trade Union Organisations have written a letter to the Minister for Labour and Employment, responding to yet another invitation for video conference proposed for 12th January on framing of rules on the Code on Social Security and Code on Occupational Health and Safety and Working Conditions.

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South Africa 

WFTU WORKING WOMEN COMMITTEE MOURNS THE DEATH OF WFTU VICE-PRESIDENT & NUM GENERAL SECRETARY, DAVID KOLEKILE SIPUNZI

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) Women Committee is deeply saddened about the sudden death of its Vice-President Comrade David Kolekile Sipunzi who passed on on the 25th December 2020. Undoubtedly, the working-class revolution has lost a dedicated servant of the people. His dedication to the working-class revolution globally reflects an inspiring legacy that will guide many generations to come.

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South Africa 

SACP saddened by the untimely passing of NUM General Secretary, Cde David Kolekile Sipunzi

It is with immense sorrow that we mourn the untimely passing of the General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Comrade David Kolekile Sipunzi. As part of his commitment to the struggle of the workers for a better life, Sipunzi also served at the global level as one of the Vice Presidents of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). The South African Communist Party (SACP) expresses its message of sincere condolences to Sipunzi’s family, the NUM and the WFTU for the great loss encountered.

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South Africa 

SACP salutes Cosatu on its 35 th anniversary

The South African Communist Party (SACP) salutes the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on its 35 years since its founding on 1 December 1985. Formed during a tough struggle against apartheid capitalism to unite workers for a common cause under one federation, Cosatu’s task to fight against capitalism and imperialism remains crucial.

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South Africa 

SACP and COSATU bilateral statement

The South African Communist Party (SACP) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) held a bilateral meeting on Monday, 30 November 2020. The National Office Bearers of the SACP and COSATU attended the meeting. The SACP and COSATU convened the bilateral meeting to discuss key developments in the country, the response of the working class, the state of the Alliance, and in its shared strategy of struggle and transformation, the national democratic revolution.

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Greece 

General Strike in Greece

Government & Bosses Want To Legislate 10hour- Workday/60hour Work Week They Want To Ban Unions And Workers’ Strikes The pandemic is turning into a great opportunity for the government and the bosses. At the same time that the country, because of the government’s choices, is at the brink of a new lockdown, the pandemic is sweeping the national healthcare system that was left defenseless and understaffed, the workplaces and the Mass Transit system have turned into hyper-spreading grounds for the virus, the Government found the time to leave nothing standing…

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Turkey 

The WFTU in solidarity with the people of Turkey

The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses solidarity with the people of Turkey and support to the members and friendly organizations of WFTU in Turkey. The members and friends of WFTU in Turkey, all the militant trade unions in the country are struggling under difficult conditions. They have to confront the antipeople’s and antilabour policies of the Government of AKP, they have to confront the reactionary, undemocratic practices of the bourgeoisie.

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