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Andrew Chirwa, of the South African Metalworkers Union NUMSA, speaks at ILWU 10
Date Sunday July 06
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
Longshore Union
400 N. Point St./Mason, SF

Event Type Speaker
HEAR ANDREW CHIRWA, PRES. OF SOUTH AFRICAN METALWORKERS SPEAK


10 AM Sat. July 5, Longshore Union
400 N. Point St./Mason, SF
“Bloody Thursday” Commemoration

7PM Sat. July 5, Ship Clerks Union
2 Berry St. SF by Pac Bell Stadium
Labor Fest film “Miners Shot Down”

2PM Sun. July 6 Longshore Union
400 N. Point St./Mason, SF
Andrew Chirwa, NUMSA Pres. Speaks


“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, in Marikana, 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 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. NUMSA is preparing for a “full-blown strike” much like the maritime workers did in 1934.



Organized by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee




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ANDREW CHIRWA WILL SKYPE IN - HAD TO CANCEL HIS VISIT DUE TO MASSIVE NUMSA STRIKE!Longshoreman's DaughterFriday Jul 4th, 2014 2:20 AM