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China's BRICKS "Socialism" With Chinese Characteristics & South African Workers
by Labor Video Project
Sunday Sep 3rd, 2017 3:37 PM
On the tenth anniversary of BRICKS, South African trade unionists from NUMSA talk about BRICKS and the exploitation of South African workers by Chinese capitalists.
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On the tenth anniversary of BRICKS, South African workers from the National Union Of Metal Workers of South Africa NUMSA talk about the role of BRICKS and the importation of Chinese workers into South Africa. South Africa has an unemployment rate of 40% and poverty rate of 60%.
NUMSA General Secretary Jim Irvin discusse the role of BRICKS in South Africa and the effect on the members of his union which is the largest in South African and Africa as a whole.
For additional media:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/18/falling-brics-endanger-their-citizens-health-starting-with-south-africas-jacob-zuma/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/china-workers-africa_us_57ad51ace4b071840410bb60
http://www.china.org.cn/business/2017-08/22/content_41453838.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/26/world/europe/greece-china-piraeus-alexis-tsipras.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fworld&action=click&contentCollection=world&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
http://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/april-2006/loss-textile-market-costs-african-jobs
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/thousands-of-chinese-construction-workers-to-arrive-in-israel/2017/08/02/
https://youtu.be/bJYf06xBkpI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OtgVZ2Wqeo
https://youtu.be/DLPULyR8LBs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3sQhA3Lnw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssPrxvgePsc
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§NUMSA Banners
by Labor Video Project Sunday Sep 3rd, 2017 3:37 PM
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An Injury To One Is An Injury To All is the position of the NUMSA.
§Chinese Import Steel For Chinese Auto Plant In South Africa
by Labor Video Project Sunday Sep 3rd, 2017 3:37 PM
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With 40% unemployment China is importing steel to South Africa to build their auto plant. They also are brining in Chinese workers on BRICK projects rather than using South African workers.
§South Africa and Zuma Part of BRICKS
by Labor Video Project Sunday Sep 3rd, 2017 3:37 PM
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South Africa is a key partner of the Chinese BRICKS development plans
§Chinese Construction Workers In South Africa
by Labor Video Project Sunday Sep 3rd, 2017 3:37 PM
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There is growing anger in South Africa that with massive unemployment Chinese capitalists are bringing in Chinese workers rather than using South African workers.