Trade Union

PUBLIC SECTOR PAY | Name Start Date for All-Out Indefinite Strike!

The public sector National Day of Action on 22 November is an extremely important step-forward. It has been called jointly by all three trade union federations with members in the public sector. This level of unity and coordination will be essential in the struggle to win decent wages, protect jobs and defend collective bargaining. There is the potential to bring 800,000 workers out in a one-day national strike in support.  [click to read more]

Trade Union

10 NOVEMBER STRIKE | Now Organise a United All-Out Public Sector Strike

On 10 November the first national strike action against the ANC-government’s assault on public sector pay took place. The PSA one-day downing of tools followed a week of lunchtime pickets. Marches in several towns and cities ensured the voice of public sector workers was heard. The action was potentially an important beginning for a public sector general strike that is long overdue. [click to read more]

Community Struggle

Community Programme of Action

We believe that the time is right to attempt to unite community organisations. We are therefore calling for the creation of a countrywide socialist civic federation and appealing to community organisations to begin working with each other toward that end. In this booklet we outline our analysis of the causes of the crises of poverty, unemployment, service delivery and crime that working class and poor communities face and a programme of action to address them. [click to read more]

Capitalism’s ANC Crisis

Revolutionary Trade Unionism

Women’s Struggle

  • In the Marxist Workers Party we argue that the many women and young people radicalised by the struggle against gender oppression and GBV should look towards a united movement of the working class. It is only the working class which has the power to fundamentally transform society, abolishing capitalism and the class inequalities that gender oppression is rooted in. [click to read more]

Community Struggle

Youth & Student Struggle

  • On the 45th anniversary of the school students’ revolt of 1976 we are re-publishing in a new booklet The Soweto Uprising by Weizmann Hamilton, general secretary of the MWP. Weizmann’s 1986 article draws-out the lessons of the historic 1976 youth revolt. It was originally written to arm the working class youth struggling against apartheid with the ideas and method of Marxism. The youth movement of the 1970s and 1980s is still rich in lessons for young activists. This new introduction by Shaun Arendse takes these lessons and applies them to the situation facing young people today. [click to read more]


The Struggle Against Apartheid: a Marxist Analysis