After being violently removed by the police from the offices of the health department, community careworkers vowed to continue their struggle.
Community careworkers in the Eastern Cape marched to the provincial Department of Health demanding direct and permanent employment.
SAMWU is building its own database of unemployed workers and wants the City of Cape Town to use it when recruiting for EPWP projects.
The workers have been on strike for 2 weeks demanding to be insourced by the University of Cape Town.
A group of about 50 workers, working at UCT but employed by ‘service providers’, took part in a strike to be insourced by the university.
A community protest to support the Oak Valley strikers has been met by police violence and threats from ‘Coloured’ workers.
Farmworkers in Grabouw led by CSAAWU have been on strike since Monday, 6 May.
Farmworkers and their organisations organised a speak-out to highlight the new wave of evictions that is said to be linked to calls for expropriation of land without compensation.