Following a week of student-worker protests that resulted in a two-day shutdown, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) agreed to insource its workers. The workers signed pre-contracts on 31 July which state that they will be permanent employees of CPUT as of 1 January 2018. groundup.org.za/
One of the amendments to the Labour Relations Act in 2015 provided that workers placed by a labour broker would be deemed to be employees of the client company if they had worked there for more than three months. However, according to the Casual Workers Advice Office in Germiston, Johannesburg, the application of this amendment has been stymied by counter litigation and a decline in the effectiveness of the CCMA. groundup.org.za/
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Google is actively blocking access to any websites which seek to warn American workers of the ongoing effort to further attack their incomes, social services, and life conditions by the U.S. central government, and which seek to warn against the impending warfare between U.S.-led NATO against countries like Iran, Russia, and China, which have in no way threatened the U.S. state or its people. counterpunch.org/
Millions of people desire a political revolution against the billionaire class. The interest in socialism has grown rapidly in the last two years. The will to create a more just and equal society, the will to revolution, grows daily. The People’s Congress of Resistance has been assembled to give voice and vision to this revolution. CongressOfResistance.org
Something we believed that our movements needed is power research — or research into the elite and corporate networks that really hold power in our society. But, very few grassroots organizations have any dedicated researchers to carry out that work. At the same time, there are many unorganized and newly politically-active people looking for deeper ways of participating in social movements. We need more structures to absorb those people and connect them with opportunities for strategic action. portside.org/
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