20 | 04 | 2018

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in every corner of the world stands on the side of the striking nurses in Zimbabwe. The vice-president of Zimbabwe announced that: ““Government has decided in the interest of patients and of saving lives to discharge all the striking nurses with immediate effect” when thousands of nurses were fired.

The over 92 million member international class oriented World Federation of Trade Unions, the WFTU is resolute against imperialist and capitalist policies which are centric to the water crisis that befallen the working class and the toiling masses of South Africa in recent times. Through our class affiliated trade union organisations we have witnessed the calamitous impact of this crisis which has imposition new and insufferable burdens on the South African working class and their families.

The World Federation of Trade Unions participates in the 45th Session of ALC which is taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 8-15 April 2018 with the participation of trade unions from the whole Arab World.

The participation of the WFTU affirms the historic bonds among the Arab workers and the International class oriented trade union movements which dates from the foundation of the WFTU.

The workers face low salaries and delay in the payment of their allowances, while many of the graduates live in unemployment despite the need of the state and the citizens for more services.

We reaffirm our position for public and high quality health services for all the people in Mauritania and we demand the improvement and observation of this crucial sector workers’ working and living conditions.

The Secretariat

Source:

World Federation of Trade Unions

We call on the competent authorities in Morocco to take immediate measures of social protection for the workers of Jerada. We also demand the end of the repression of the population and the criminalization of its struggles, as well as the immediate release of the detainees and the immediate withdrawal of the accusations against them.

We also remember the death of fishmonger Mohcine Fikri, crushed by a dumpster trying to oppose the seizure of his fish, October 28, 2016 in Elhoceima in the Rif, another Moroccan region.

The Communist Party of Swaziland calls upon the people to revolt against Mswati's birthday celebrations and to boycott the upcoming elections

In Swaziland, close to 70% of the people live below US$2 a day. Last year the World Food Program estimated that 350,000 people of Swaziland’s 1.3 million population were in need of food assistance.

Sudanese Communist Party suffers from continuous attacks towards its cadres. Recently two comrades, Fathi Elfadl and Taj Alsir Othman Babu, were arrested by the security forces.

Sudan has witnessed mass demonstrations against the regime's economic policy resulting in serious deterioration in people's living conditions. While the Party calls for the strengthening of the building of people's resistance committees for mass actions across various sectors in workplaces, residential areas, schools, universities among workers, farmers, youngsters, women and students, Sudanese regime continues to target cadres of the Sudanese Communist Party.

PAME expresses its solidarity and support to the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] of South Africa, who are going on Strike in the Sector of Water and Sanitation on 8th of March.

The NEHAWU, among others, demands signing of new conditions of employment for construction workers of the sector, payment of money owed since 2017, stop outsourcing, health and safety measures in the workplaces and more.

On February 15, following the resignation of Jacob Zuma from the post of President of the South African Republic (SAR), the SAR Parliament elected Vice-President Cyril Ramaphosa as the country’s new head of state.

Mr Ramaphosa is the leader of SAR’s ruling African National Congress party. He has contributed much to the fight of the South African people against apartheid and to the establishment of a democratic society in SAR.

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