Swazi union condemns garment company for not respecting workers’ rights

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20.02.2018

Management at Tex Ray companies in Swaziland are thwarting workers’ rights, including the right to freedom of association and to collective bargaining, by pushing for a sham union trying to organize members of IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA).

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TEXRAY DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO DISREGARD THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) is dismayed by the TexRay group of companies’continuous disregard of the basic human right on Freedom of Association and the right to Collective Bargaining.

TexRay has instead of recognizing our organization which has managed Read more »

SPINTEX DESPERATE FOR PUBLIC SYMPATHY

22 December 2017

UNFOUNDED ALLEGATIONS BY SPINTEX WILL NOT ABSOLVE THE COMPANY FROM ITS LEGAL OBLIGATION.

The union has been reliably informed that Spintex plan to take disciplinary action against workers on allegations that workers engaged in an illegal strike action on the 04th of December 2017. The strike imaginary and self-created”. ATUSWA statement dated 09 December 2017

The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland is amazed at the level of dishonesty with which Spintex want to approach the mess it self-created. Beyond the public sympathy that management is so desperate to have lies legal obligations that the company will not escape.

It is worrying Read more »

ATUSWA/Industri-All and young Shop Stewards at Zheng Yong, FTM and HO’s

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ATUSWA in conjunction with Industri-All empowering workers from Zheng Yong, FTM Garments and HO’s. We also had young shopstewards from other branches addressing the living wage in Swaziland, Read more »

ATUSWA Donates to Former Tex-ray Workers

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ATUSWA through its humanitarian department delivering food parcels to former Tex-Ray workers. The MP was also there in fulfilment of the notion that success have a Read more »

SMAWU declares war at ATUSWA

The interim order granting the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) powers to engage workers who are affected by the Swaziland Manufacturing and Allied Workers Union (SMAWU) and Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) power wrangle seems to be of no effect as the war of words continues to rage.

Yesterday, SMAWU leaders led by Legal Advisor Shadrack Masuku, delivered a petition spelling it out that TUCOSWA was not welcome to engage their members and should instead, advise employers that they (SMAWU branch leaders) were mandated by workers to enter and conclude wage negotiations in different branches.

ATUSWA WELCOMES THE INTERIM ORDER ON ATUSWA VS “smawu” COURT CASE.

18 July 2017

ATUSWA WELCOMES THE INTERIM ORDER ON ATUSWA VS “smawu” COURT CASE.

The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland welcomes the Industrial Court Interim order which ensures that our members continue to enjoy adequate protection during the time our organization and those who call themselves “smawu” fight out the matter in Court. Read more »

ATUSWA ADD ONE MORE YEAR.

On this day, four years ago workers converged at the Salesian sports ground to endorse the formation of an amalgamated union in an endeavor Read more »

Open Letter to Sipho Tsabedze

TO THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR

An Open Letter to Sipho Tsabedze (Commissioner of Labour)

Mr. Commissioner

“continue to conduct investigations into interference and intimidation of trade unionists during legitimate and peaceful trade union activities and hold those responsible for violations accountable;” ILC 2016 Conclusions

As all countries of the world were preparing to go to Read more »

CHANGES IN THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE OF THE UNION.

20 April 2017

CHANGES IN THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE OF THE UNION.

After extensive consultations within the union, the National Office Bearers took a decision not to replace the former President of the Union (Justice Thintitha Mthethwa), who is no longer Read more »

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