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The four-day world congress of the UNI Global Union has highlighted the fact that “business as usual” in a globalised world will no longer be tolerated.
The UNI Global Union has resolved at its world congress in Cape Town to call for a boycott of all products produced in the territories illegally occupied by Israel.
Endless boardroom fights have nothing to do with advancing workers'interests "when Rome is burning", says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
It would be over his dead body that Cosatu would become a political conveyor belt, says Zwelinzima Vavi, embattled general secretary of Cosatu.
The UNI Global Union world congress being held in Cape Town has been told that there will be no Soccer World Cup in Qatar unless worker rights are guaranteed.
Despite professions of hope at the UNI Global Union world congress opening, difficulties faced by working people worldwide are likely to be a major concern.
The world faces the prospect of massive job losses as human workers are increasingly replaced by computer-based automation or robots.
Attempts to divide and split the trade union movement amounts to the crime of treason against the working class, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
Union leaders need to be in touch with an increasingly desperate workforce, says Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
Globalisation has come to the aid of trade unions in Colombia, where activists often face the threat not just of harassment, but also torture and assassination.
Despite plenty of dark clouds on the trade union horizon both in SA and abroad, there are silver linings, the world congress of the UNI Global Union has heard.
There will be one publicly unspoken question among the more than 2 000 delegates attending the largest ever trade union gathering on the continent.
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