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NUMSA Pres Andrew Chirwa Speaking In SF
Date Saturday July 05
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
ILWU 10, Longshore Union
400 N. Point St./Mason, SF Special meeting with
Andrew Chirwa, NUMSA President
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorTransport Workers Solidarity Committee
Andrew Chirwa, President South African Metalworkers Union Speaks
Polica massacre of 34 striking Marikana miners Andrew Chirwa, President of NUMSA
Saturday, July 5, 7:00 PM
ILWU 34, Ship Clerks Union
801 2nd St., SF next to AT&T Stadium LaborFest film showing
“Miners Shot Down”
Sunday, July 6, 2:00 PM
ILWU 10, Longshore Union
400 N. Point St./Mason, SF Special meeting with
Andrew Chirwa, NUMSA President
1934 police murder of two strikers
“Bloody Thursday” July 5 commemorates the police murder of maritime workers in the 1934 Big Strike which provoked the San Francisco General Strike. All U.S. West Coast ports are shutdown to honor the 6 labor martyrs killed during the strike.
In 2012, at the Marikana mine in South Africa, 34 striking miners were massacred by police. ILWU Local 10 sent a letter of protest to the ANC-led government. Andrew Chirwa, president of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the largest union in that country will address workers about the massacre and miners strike, the longest in South African history and the impending metalworkers’ strike.
On July 1, both the South African metalworkers union and the ILWU longshore contracts expire. NUM- SA is preparing for a “full-blown strike” much like the maritime workers did in 1934. Now is the time for international labor solidarity.
Organized by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
Solidarity Has No Borders!
For more information: (510) 501-7080
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 25th, 2014 9:58 PM
§Chirwa visit cancelled due to strike -Events will beheld
by Stan for the TWSC Thursday Jul 3rd, 2014 11:14 AM
Brother Chirwa had to cancel his trip to the SF Bay area due to his union's strike .
BUT both events will still be held . Brother Chirwa will be speaking via Skype from South Africa at the 7/6 event at ILWU #10 .
Please come and show your solidarity with both NUMSA and the ILWU Longshore division who are currently in contract talks with the Pacific Maritime Assoc.
Stan For the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
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Isn't NUMSA on strike ?Maceo Wednesday Jul 2nd, 2014 1:27 PM

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