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13 August 2013

Murder of NUM shop steward at Marikana ‘part of total onslaught’ (So. Africa)

Author: Carol Paton, Business Day (So. Africa)

Rising tensions at Marikana claimed another life…as a female National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) shop steward was gunned down…just metres from the NUM office at Lonmin...The attack comes almost a year after the massacre of 34 mineworkers by police…...

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16 August 2012
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Author: Le nouvel Observateur [France]

Plusieurs mineurs grévistes ont été tués jeudi lors d'un violent affrontement avec la police à la mine de platine de Lonmin à Marikana en Afrique du Sud, où des violences liées à un conflit social avaient déjà fait 10 morts depuis dimanche...Le...

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6 May 2011

Anti-union "purge" at DHL in South Africa

Author: International Transport Workers Federation

[W]orkers…at DHL in South Africa are being subjected to intimidation for attempting to join a union…the harassment began when a manager was suspended for belonging to the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu). The...

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28 September 2010

Walmart promises to honour SA labour laws

Author: Eyewitness News [So. Africa]

...Walmart...has made an offer to buy Massmart, which represents brands like Game, Dion Wired and Builders Warehouse. However, trade union federation Cosatu has criticised the potential buyer, saying the company is a bad employer with no respect for...

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7 October 2008

[DOC] Police Shoots At AliBaba Workers [So. Africa]

Author: Dominique Swartz, Food and Allied Workers Union

Police in Athlone shot at a crowd of female workers early this morning when they reported for duty to AliBaba in Athlone Industria. The company had embarked on an illegal lock-out after our members embarked on a temporary work stoppage yesterday in an...

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