Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, a major strike movement is gaining momentum in the United States, with profound implications for the class struggle all over the world.
After the murder of a striker, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa announced it was considering a settlement and warned workers not to break the law.
COSATU and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa are reacting to the extreme social tensions building up and seeking to head off an anti-capitalist movement in the working class.
More than 150,000 steel and metal workers went on strike Tuesday in South Africa, demanding substantial wage increases from the employers and vowing to stay out until they achieve this goal.
Workers at Special Metals Corporation and Sulzer Pumps have gone out on separate strikes over company attacks on compensation, health coverage, and seniority rights.