Victory for #OutsourcingMustFall at TUT

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Today, Thursday 11 February, TUT management signed an agreement with #OutsourcingMustFall bringing an end to the TUT workers’ heroic month long strike. Workers will assemble on Monday morning and triumphantly march back to work. This victory follows on the heels of the #OutsourcingMustFall strikes that defeated outsourcing and won wage rises of up to 300% at the University of Pretoria,Read the Rest…


Outsourcing is falling

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The #outsourcingmustfall campaign is winning! Yesterday, after 10 days of strike action, University of Pretoria management signed an agreement meeting all of the workers’ demands. Salaries will be more than doubled immediately from around R2,500 now to R5,500, rising to R10,000 by the end of 2018; workers will now be able to access campus medical facilities for free and workers’Read the Rest…


Striking Against outsourcing

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Thousands of workers at more than 20 campuses of the University of South Africa (Unisa), the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, Tshwane North College, Tshwane South College and the Medical University of South Africa (Medunsa) engaged in a third day of strike action today. Marches have taken place across the city as workers have marched from campus toRead the Rest…


New Year Statement

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Over the last three months of 2015 the ANC government was subjected to the most humiliating defeats of its twenty one years in power – the first inflicted on it by the magnificent October student uprising; the second in December by the capitalist class, taking advantage of the generalised revulsion against it in society. 2015 was the ANC’s “annus horribilis”Read the Rest…


Support #outsourcingmustfall

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Cleaners, kitchen workers, security workers, gardeners and other out-sourced workers at colleges and universities across Tshwane are getting organised. Throughout November and December hundreds of workers attended mass meetings, formed committees and founded the #outsourcingmustfall campaign which is now organised on more than 20 Tshwane campuses. Out-sourced workers at Tshwane municipality and national government departments are also getting organised andRead the Rest…


Has the EFF presented the Left with a Revolutionary Moment?

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A Reply to the EFF By Weizmann Hamilton In the October 2015 (no.42) edition of the left magazine, Amandla, Economic Freedom Fighter deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, bemoans the “Failure of the Left to seize the revolutionary moment presented by the EFF” warning that this “might inhibit the struggle for socialism”. Under the sub-head “Theoretical purity leads to isolation from theRead the Rest…


How can we take forward the struggle for free education?

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Statement of the Socialist Youth Movement The #feesmustfall movement made history. After just ten days of struggle the ANC government was forced to agree to 0% fee increases in 2016. This was a major victory – the most humiliating defeat of the ANC government since it came to power! At campus level many other concessions have been wrung out ofRead the Rest…


Struggle for free education! Support the march on Union Buildings

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Build for a FULL higher education shutdown! Co-ordinate protests in a national programme of rolling mass action! Download this as an A5 pamphlet for printing here. Where is our struggle now? The ANC government has said that fee increases will be capped at 6%. WE forced them to make this concession by MASS STRUGGLE. But they are trying to bribeRead the Rest…


Student uprising: struggle for free education now!

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Statement of the Socialist Youth Movement #capitalismmustfall! #Zumagovernmentmustfall! #workingpeoplemustrise! Demand 0% increases! Demand free education! Down with police brutality – defend the right to protest! Convene a national student assembly to build a united country-wide socialist youth movement Workers & students unite – for a national day of action Unite the struggles of students, workers & communities – build aRead the Rest…


Post Office workers struggle against labour broking and corruption

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The Workers and Socialist Party is supporting the struggle of Post Office workers against labour broking and corruption. Below is a statement by Gibson Ramoadi, general secretary of the workers’ new union, IICUOSA, on planned action for 23 October.   Pambili ngo mzabalazo! Members of the Influential Information and Communications Union of South Africa (IICUOSA) in the Post Office (SAPO)Read the Rest…