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|Police Terror from Marikana, South Africa to the US, with Dinga Sikwebu, NUMSA|
|Date||Thursday May 21|
|Time||7:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room 400 North Point St. @ Mason San Francisco|
Police Terror from Marikana, South Africa to the USAdded to the calendar on Sunday May 17th, 2015 9:17 PM
Presentation By Dinga Sikwebu, Education Director of NUMSA, the National Union Of Metal Workers South Africa
Thursday May 21, 2015
ILWU Local 10
Henry Schmidt Room
400 North Point St. @ Mason
Transportation: Street car F, MUNI bus 47, 8, 88
When ILWU Local 10 stopped work on May 1, 2015 to protest police terror from Ferguson to Baltimore to the Bay Area, it received a statement of solidarity from the National Union Of Metal Workers of South Africa. NUMSA is the largest and most militant union in South Africa representing 350,000 workers including not only metal workers but also dockworkers and airline workers.
Continuing privatization and deregulation has caused increased impoverishment in the black townships and rural areas. The 2012 massacre of striking mineworkers in Marikana by police of the ANC government was the catalyst for NUMSA to call for a United Front to begin the process of uniting the working class and oppressed and the formation of an independent workers party. NUMSA has also fought the recent bloody attacks against migrant workers in South Africa that has led to many deaths.
Dinga Sikwebu is the NUMSA Director of Education and has been involved in the formation of this United Front. He will be visiting ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco and speaking about his union’s experience and the lessons of their struggles. This is important not only for South African workers but US working people who also face police terror and similar attacks on their wages, jobs and workers rights.
Sponsored by ILWU Local 10
Endorsed by Transport Workers Solidarity Committee www.transportworkers.org
For information: (510) 384-9561