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Our Health is Not For Sale! End corporate control of the pandemic response!

The situation in the nations of the South is appalling. Countries like Brazil, India, Indonesia, and South Africa, where the working people were already reeling from the unemployment and poverty, are now facing even more hardships, as the COVID19 rages.

Source: peopleoverprofit.online

Inside the SAA battle: Throwing toys and bugging boardrooms

As turmoil continues over the future of South African Airways, the South African Cabin Crew Association and the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa have linked the resignation of SAA’s CEO to a privatisation agenda and state capture. “‘We want to be upfront that we have always understood that there has been an agenda to privatise the SOEs and SAA is not immune to this,’ the statement said, while also seeking to link Gordhan to what it said is a Rothschild agenda to privatise SOEs. It also said: ‘What has consistently strengthened this belief is that in all SOEs, if Rothschild is not directly involved in the boards, it acts as consultants and/or advisers. The big question, therefore, is: how is its meddling in the affairs of SOEs any different from the previous meddling of the Guptas, which the country is still recovering from?’”

Source: The M&G Online

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Community Health Workers (CHWs) submission to the ILO General Survey C.149 and R.157

This submission to the ILO General Survey - decent work for care economy workers in a changing economy on the Nursing Personnel Convention, 1977 (No. 149) and the Nursing Personnel Recommendation, 1977 (No. 157) - has been prepared with PSI union affiliates who represent Community Health Workers (CHWs) working in India, Pakistan, Nepal, South Africa, Malawi, Zambia and the Philippines, who are currently, or have previously been, excluded from formal recognition and regulation as public health workers.

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Running on Empty. What Business, Government and Citizens must do to confront South Africa’s water crisis.

In a new report, ActionAid South Africa takes on the issue of water pricing for private companies vs. the public. Johann Boonzaaier, chief executive manager of the Impala Water Users Association, “says privatising water is a controversial topic because access to water is a basic human right.” Emily Craven of ActionAid South Africa says “what worries us is when the monetary value is put into the equation. Because mines are the biggest polluters of the water, essentially what you would have is municipalities buying their own water from the mines that polluted it in the first place.”

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Denosa celebrates nurses, reflects on challenges faced

The month of May celebrates nurses around the world. Here at home, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa or Denosa used the commemoration to reflect on challenges faced by nurses. The union says the success of the delayed National Health Insurance relies on the nurses' involvement. SABC's Tumelo Machogo spent the day with nurses in Volksrust, Mpumalanga.. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com