Monday, December 14, 2009

[olympiaworkers] Striking workers in South Africa need our help today

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Send a message to Sun International - "negotiate and don't try to break
the union"
Urgent Action 14-12-2009

More than 3,500 SACCAWU members at the Sun International South Africa have
been on strike since 4 December 2009 for wage increases and improved
working conditions. The country has become one of the premier tourist
destinations in the world and saw the company more than doubling over the
last few years. Throughout the period of negotiations which stretched over
months now, management has demonstrated extremely bad faith, continuously
derailing the negotiations, this is despite all efforts by the union to
settle the strike.

Since the beginning of the strike more than thirty union members have been
arrested while other workers are continuously being provoked, harassed and
subjected to all sorts of racial insults from the police and private
security firms as the attempts to break the strike continue.

Most recently just when it appeared that a agreement was reached, short of
both parties agreeing on the text of the resolution and signing it the
company once again returned to a pre-strike position as the final

SACCAWU is convinced that this is a deliberate strategy by the company to
break the strike and break their union at Sun International.

Click here to support SACCAWU

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