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South Africa National Dockers Strike With RTUSA JV Dube, David Hemson & Namibia Workers

by Labor Video Project
Dock workers in South Africa have gone on a national strike against the state controlled Transnet. They are fighting for major wage increases and against privatization of the ports being pushed by the ANC government.
A South African national dock workers strike has begun on October 10, 2022 and JV Dube the
general secretary of Revolutionary Transport Union Of South Africa reports on the reasons
for the strike. He discusses the conditions of dockers and the role of privatization pushed
by the ANC government. Also reporting is David Hemson, one of the organizers of the labor
movement and dockers during apartheid in Durban South Africa. Also a report is made by
British trade unionist and socialist Bob Archer about the struggles taking place in Namibia
including the uranium miner at the Rossing mine which is owned by the Chinese National
Nuclear Corporations CNNC.

This presentation was made at a meeting of the Workers International Network on 10/9/22.

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For Solidarity
In a historic development all docker unions in South Africa are now on strike against a miserable wage offer and in disgust with the corruption and mismanagement of state owned entities such as Transnet which has been bankrupted: now the workers are forced to make up these losses with no real wage increases.
Urgent: please send personal and union resolutions and financial support to these
retusaunion [at],
dube.jv [at]
josph.jd [at]
All bank details are below.In solidarity!
Thank you comrades!

Draft Resolution
We, -------------------------------------------------- in Union branch at --------------------offer our support to RETUSA and other docker unions in South Africa in fighting against a miserable wage offer and threat of privatization. Dock workers in South Africa were in the front line of resistance against apartheid, in 1969, 1972 and thereafter. When times were hard the dock workers were stronger in resistance.After apartheid workers fought for the National Dock Labour Scheme to eliminate the humiliations and destitution of cheap casual labour. Instead of progress, piece by piece of the gains of struggle are being lost through gross mis-management, corruption and now privatization.We support the demands for a 10% increase across the board which effective from 1st April 2022.Increased housing subsidy by 10% with similar support for medical aid assistance payment and a night shift allowanceGuaranteed 13th Cheque to be paid on 15 December 2022
Forward with the dockers struggle in South Africa and internationally;
forward to workers democracy and socialism!
Account name: Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa
Bank:Standard Bank of SA.
Account no: 050 722549
Branch code: 040026
Branch name:
KingsmeadIn solidarity with Retusa: Name of the Union branch:
Other details as required:Bank address:
Standard Bank Centre, 1 Kingsmead Way, Old Fort, Durban, 4001, South Africa
Union physical address is Metlife Building, 391 Anton Lembede street, 14th Floor,
Office number 14-A01,
Durban 4001.
TEL: +2731- 301 2988, +2731 301 0185FAX: +2731- 301 0185E-
MAIL: retusaunion [at],
dube.jv [at]
josph.jd [at]
Production of Labor Video Project
§Past Strike By RETUSA On The Durban Dock
by Labor Video Project
RETUSA has had other dockers work action in Durban. They are fighting the privatization and casual labor which Transnet run by the ANC has been pushing.
§South African RETUSA March
by Labor Video Project
The Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa is supporting the fight against privatization of the ports, rails, electricity and public services which threaten the entire working class.
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