E-NEWS BULLETIN
Friday 8 April 2016
Labour news you cannot afford to miss !
 
POLITICS
SOUTH AFRICA
1. Time to clean house, Cosatu tells ANC
2. Mass action plan to push Zuma out
3. Proudly SA 'blames the victims'


INTERNATIONAL

1. How to Hack an Election
2. Greek asylum system reaches breaking point

3. Israeli Anthropologists Support the Boycott
4. Panama Papers: City of London Is 'Beating Heart' of Tax Empire
5. Tax-Scandal-Hit Iceland PM Resigns
6. Who leaked the Panama Papers?


LABOUR
◘ SOUTH AFRICA
1. Former Midrand Workers lobby for a second chance at work
2. SABC fires 123 employees, citing medical scheme fraud
3. Transnet labour rift leaves Durban petrol stations dry
4. Robertson farmworkers accuse contractor of “unfair” dismissal

 
INTERNATIONAL

1. Nagorno-Karabakh: Turkey is adding fuel to the fire

2. European teacher unions’ voice heard at UNESCO debate on gender equality
3. Temps and contractors accounted for all US job growth since 2005
4. French workers, youth defy state of emergency to protest austerity policies
5. Fed Up! Chicago Labor Rises Up April 1 To Defend Public Education, Services & Fight For  Living Wages
6. An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention

 
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
1. Psst! Downloading Isn't Stealing [for today]
2. Israel prepares to defend against Anonymous online attacks
 
3. WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People
 
Time to clean house, Cosatu tells ANC
 
"Labour federation Cosatu has called on the ANC to “clean house” and deal with corruption and corporate capture within the party and government."  read more...http://www.iol
 
 
Mass action plan to push Zuma out
 
"Civil-society organisations have called on South Africans to rise and decide on a plan of action to push President Jacob Zuma out of office if he won't step down."  read more...http://www.iol
 
 
Proudly SA 'blames the victims'
 
"There has been much double talk over the past week or so as President Jacob Zuma and ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe tried to squirm and spin their way out of the debacle of Nkandla,..."  read more...http://www.fin
 
How to Hack an Election
 
"Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections throughout Latin America for almost a decade. He tells his story for the first time." read more...http://www.blo
 
 
Greek asylum system reaches breaking point
 
"As Greece prepares to deport an initial 500 migrants and refugees on Monday under a controversial agreement between the EU and Turkey, senior Greek officials say the pressure to process applications quickly has become too great.." read more...http://www.iri
 
Israeli Anthropologists Support the Boycott
 
"Anthropologists for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions is pleased to share this letter we received from 22 Israeli anthropologists endorsing the boycott." read more...https://ant
 
 
Former Midrand Workers lobby for a second chance at work

"Workers say they were wrongly dismissed in 1994 for taking industrial action against corruption and nepotism."  read more...http://www.pol
 
 
Transnet labour rift leaves Durban petrol stations dry

"A two-day-old traffic jam blocking the Bayhead Road entrance to Durban Harbour has prevented fuel tankers from getting in or out...."  read more...http://www.iol
 
 
Robertson farmworkers accuse contractor of “unfair” dismissal

"A group of 10 migrant workers say they have been unfairly dismissed by a harvest contractor in Robertson after asking for higher wages."  read more...http://www.gro
 
SABC fires 123 employees, citing medical scheme fraud

"The SABC is dismissing 123 employees‚ with immediate effect‚ after an investigation into medical aid fraud‚ the state broadcaster said on Tuesday."  read more...http://www.tim
 
 

Nagorno-Karabakh: Turkey is adding fuel to the fire

"The World Federation of Trade Unions -WFTU- expresses its serious concern for the clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia..."  read more...http://www.wft
 
Panama Papers: City of London is 'Beating Heat' of tax empire

"In an exclusive interview with teleSUR, filmmaker and journalist Mark Donne says British tax avoidance policies amount to a second British Empire."  read more...http://www.tel
 
 

Tax-Scandal-Hit Iceland PM Resigns

"Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson resigned last night as the Panama Papers scandal claimed its first political scalp."  read more...https://www.mor
 
 

Who leaked the Panama Papers?

"The Panama Papers leak is the largest leak of information the world has seen, its 11.5 million documents dwarfing the Wikileaks release by a considerable margin."  read more...http://www.gre
 
 
Temps and contractors accounted for all US job growth since 2005

"All US job growth for the last decade came in “alternative work arrangements”—people working as independent contractors,..."
read more...
http://www.wsw
 
French workers, youth defy state of emergency to protest austerity policies

"According to the Education Ministry, 176 high schools were blockaded across France yesterday morning, out of the country’s 2,500 public high schools." read more...http://www.wsw
 
Fed Up! Chicago Labor Rises Up April 1 To Defend Public Education, Services & Fight For  Living Wages

"Tens of thousands of teachers, students, fast food workers and service workers struck, picketed, marched and rallied on April 1, 2016." click here to watch...https://www.you
 
European teacher unions’ voice heard at UNESCO debate on gender equality
 
"Jobs and qualifications must not depend on someone’s gender. That was the key message reiterated by the European Trade Union Committee for Education ..."  read more...http://www.ei
 
An Africa first! Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention

"In January, Liberia’s minister of education made a far-reaching announcement, which nevertheless has largely flown under the radar – until now, ...."  read more...http://mga
 
Psst! Downloading Isn't Stealing [for today]
 
"Apologies for any difficulty you had downloading your ebooks. If you completed your order your ebook will be in your library and available for download at any time." read more...http://www.ver
 
 
Israel prepares to defend against Anonymous online attacks

"Israeli security agencies are on alert over the potential for cyber-attacks by Anonymous on Thursday, after the hacker group previously targeted the Jewish state each April 7."
  read more...http://www.dai
 
WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People

"For most of the the past six weeks, the biggest story out of Silicon Valley was Apple’s battle with the FBI over a federal order to unlock the iPhone of a mass shooter. " 
read more...http://www.wir
 
 
 
 
 

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