trade unions

Trade unions relevant as long as workers’ exploitation continues

Kae Matundu-Tjiparuro Increasingly aspersions have been cast by different sectors of society including social, political and economic analysts and commentators, as well as the media, on the efficacy and efficiency of local trade unions and unionists. Some commentators and analysts even doubting and questioning the relevance of trade unions, unionists anymore. Any ideologues worth the salt cannot but seriously ponder such postulations if not dismiss the all together. Because the essence of trade unions and unionists is the old age struggle of the workers in any society against the exploitative system. In the true principle of dialectical materialism workers, and…
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As long as there’s capitalist exploitation of workers trade unions shall be relevant

Kae Matundu Tjiparuro Are trade unions in Namibia truly facing a relevance crisis in Namibia as social analysts would postulate in a recent article in the New Era daily. For Yours Truly Ideologically most of the analysts completely missed the ball, especially in their analyses that trade unions are facing a relevance crisis. Under the current capitalist dispensation, and its attendant siphoning off of profits by hiring the labour of the workers and having them toiling a quick fix exploitation of Namibia’s national resources, the workers cannot and should not expect eternal relieve. Instead of perpetual exploitation, up and until…
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