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South Africa RETUSA Dock Strikers & ILWU West Coast Longshore Workers Speak Out

by Labor Video Project
In an international panel, South African striking dockers of the Revolutionary Transportation Union
of South Africa RETUSA and ILWU longshore workers talked about their joint struggles against privatization, contracting out and union busting in the Port of Oakland where billionaire GAP & A’s owner John Fisher wants to build a stadium and 3,000 luxury condos at Howard Terminal.
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In an international panel, South African striking dockers of the Revolutionary Transportation Union
of South Africa RETUSA and ILWU longshore workers talked about their joint struggles against privatization, contracting out and union busting in the Port of Oakland where billionaire GAP & A’s owner John Fisher wants to build a stadium and 3,000 luxury condos at Howard Terminal. RETUSA went out on a national strike against the State owned Transnet in early October but the strike was set back when one of the unions accepted a substandard contract that allowed for outsourcing and downsizing.

This panel took place on October 22, 2022

It was sponsored by WorkWeek

Additional Media:

South Africa National Dockers Strike With RTUSA JV Dube, David Hemson & Namibia Workers Struggles
https://youtu.be/Jq20jE-qpws

South Africa’s Port workers preparing for National Strike
https://maritime-executive.com/article/south-africa-s-port-services-could-be-paralyzed-by-strike

South Africa SAFTA/COSATU General Strike For Workers & Communities
https://youtu.be/sqg2ubbPZWU

Clover & The Class War In South Africa With GIWUSA President Mametlwe Sebei
https://youtu.be/q8I3vjfJG_8

South African Clover Workers Strike & Israeli Billionaires
https://youtu.be/APJGEE2eozY

The Union Busting War Against South African Clover Workers By Israeli Billionaire Family
https://youtu.be/u0BjYZeEmpQ

THE CALL OF 1973: The South Africa Durban Uprising And The Lessons For Working People Today
South African Union Struggles, NUMSA, The ANC, Privatization & Business Unionism
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio/ww-8-11-22-south-african-union-struggle-the-anc-privatization-corporatization

Clover cancels Christmas to punish striking workers
https://www.newframe.com/clover-cancels-christmas-to-punish-striking-workers/?fbclid=IwAR1Tv5S-2lkvWqDV5H1gAlKOSi73MnelcLu1iKSSHm6-5odxedI6X921YN4

SA Occupy Israeli Owned Clover to Defeat Factory Closures, Job Losses and Wage Cuts
https://imemc.org/article/south-african-trade-unions-say-no-israeli-takeover-of-clover/

For more information on RETUSA
https://www.facebook.com/UNIONRETUSA/

retusaunion [at] telkomsa.net, dube.jv [at] retusa-union.org josph.jd [at] gmail.com
Contributions
Bank address: Standard Bank Centre, 1 Kingsmead Way, Old Fort, Durban, 4001, South Africa
SWIFT code is SBZAZAJJ
Union physical address is Metlife Building, 391 Anton Lembede street, 14th Floor, Office number 14-A01, Durban 4001.
Account name: Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa
Bank name: Standard Bank of South Africa
Account number: 050 722 549
Branch code: 051001
Branch name: Kingsmead, Durban
Swift code: SBZA ZA JJ

WorkWeek
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio
workweeknow [at] gmail.com

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