Organising in the period of Neo liberalism
22 September to 27 September 2013
Ritz Hotel, Sea Point, Cape Town
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September sees the hosting of our 2013 annual globalisation school. ILRIG has been hosting its globalisation school since 2002. Activists from a wide range of organisations, including social movements and trade unions throughout Africa are invited to apply.
In South Africa after Marikana there has been an ongoing strike wave - from the platinum province, to the 2012 farm workers’ strikes in De Doorns, to the wildcat strikes in 2013.
A common feature of these strikes was that they were led and driven by self-organised workers’ committees – in defiance of the existing unions and of signed collective agreements made with these unions.
These strikes have joined the wave of community protests that have continued all over South Africa since the early 2000s. Something is stirring from below …the seeds of a new movement are possibly being planted.
Neo liberalism has not only been about privatisation and global speculation. It has also been about restructuring work and home. Today casualisation, outsourcing, work from home, labour brokers and other forms of informalisation have become the dominant form of work and shackdwelling the mode of existence of the working class. The latter is in direct proportion to the withdrawal of the state from providing housing and associated services.
Read more: Globalisation School 2013