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South African Striking Clover Workers Occupy IDC Offices
by GIWUSA
South African striking Clover workers today occupied the IDC offices to call for the removal of the billionaire Israeli Wertheim family from control of the largest dairy in South Africa and for it to be run by the workers under workers control
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South African Striking Clover Workers Occupy IDC Offices
3/10/22
Clover workers have now occupied the offices of IDC to demand that DTI/IDC buy out CBC/MILCO out of Clover, following collapse of the successive Negotiations with Clover/MILCO management.

We demand public ownership of Clover, withdrawal of police from Clover factories- state police cannot act as the company security, and withdrawal of all austerity measures in Clover.
If the bosses of Clover cannot afford our rejection of 62 percent wage cuts, we cannot afford them.
GIWUSA President
Mametlwe Sebei
For Financial Support To Clover GIWUSA
Mark all contributions as "STRIKE SUPPORT":
Account name: GIWUSA
Bank: Nedbank
Swift code
Account No: 1180111508
Account type: Cheque account
Branch Code: 10210900
Bank Branch Address: 296 VICTORIA ROAD, , SALT RIVER ; City: WESTERN CAPE
Reference: Strike Support
OR
PayPal: workerssolidarityfund [at] gmail.com
Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei
https://youtu.be/q8I3vjfJG_8
5,000 South African workers are on strike against the Israeli owned Clover Dairy company and are facing a massive union busting attack including mass layoffs and wage cuts according to the General Industrial Workers Union Of South Africa GIWUSA president Mametlwe Sebei. He discusses the role of the company as the largest dairy company in South Africa and the take-over by the billionaire Israeli Wertheim family. The family owns Milco, the Isreal Central Bottling Company CBC
which has the franchise in Israel for Coca-Cola and the Mizrahi bank which is the third largest
bank in Israel. According to Sebei, despite protests from SAFTU, COSATU, GIWUSA and the Food and Allied Workers Union along with the South African Palestinian solidarity movement the ANCRamaphosa government approved the sale to this Israeli company. The company funds racist rightwing parties and the Israeli Defense Forces IDF reported Sebei and also has funded
settlements in occupied Palestinian lands as well as providing Coca-Cola to these illegal settlements. The company is shutting down Clover production plants throughout the country and is planning to import Israeli product to South Africa destroying the rural communities dependent on the plants and making South Africa reliant on Israel for dairy products. The unions are calling for nationalization of the company and for workers control to not only protect jobs but the critical food production in South Africa from being destroyed by the Wertheim family. Sebei and the unions are also calling for an International day of solidarity on January 25, 2022 at all Israeli embassies, consulates, South African embassies and Coca-Cola franchises around
the world to show solidarity with their struggle. This interview was done on 1/17/22
For additional media:
South African Clover Workers Strike & Israeli Billionaires https://youtu.be/APJGEE2eozYT
he Union Busting War Against South African Clover Workers By Israeli Billionaire Family
https://youtu.be/u0BjYZeEmpQClover cancels Christmas to punish striking workers https://www.newframe.com/clover-cancels-christmas-to.../...

SA Occupy Israeli Owned Clover to Defeat Factory Closures, Job Losses and Wage Cuts https://imemc.org/.../south-african-trade-unions-say-no.../Members of GIWUSA and FAWU strike for decent annual wage increase. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNDpKxhuV74Day 2 –
Members of GIWUSA and FAWU strike for decent annual wage increase https://omny.fm/.../shop-stewards-corner-charles-phahla...Striking South Africa GIWUSA and FAWU Clover members call for the nationalization of Clover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awQUr5o4Ais

Striking GIWUSA and FAWU members are calling for among other things, the nationalization of Clover South Africa’s largest dairy company forced to shutdown plant after workers test positive for COVID-19 https://peoplesdispatch.org/.../south-africas-largest.../Clover SA workers march to the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria: Charles Phahla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zep1CTeX7hE

Israel Zim Line Hit With Pickets In 2010-ILWU 10 & 34 Workers Stand Against Israeli Apartheid https://youtu.be/2Gp503j9WSkFor additional information:

Solidarity with Striking Clover Workers in South Africa! https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSe4H3FGmOu8.../viewform

WorkWeek https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radioProduction of

Labor Video Project http://www.labormedia.net
§Clover Workers Occupation For Workers Control Of Company
by GIWUSA
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Workers Occupied the South African IDC offices to demand the expulsion of the Zionists billionaire Wertheim owners from Clover and South Africa and for workers control of the largest dairy of South Africa
§Clover Workers Rally
by GIWUSA
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The South African Clover workers are calling for international solidarity against this union busting multi-national from Israel. The ANC Ramaphosa government is allowing the Clover security force to fire rubber bullets at striking workers and approved the purchase of the company despite the fact that its has illegal investments in occupied Palestinian land and has daires and Coke bottling facilities on seized Palestinian land.
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