South African Communist Party

1 May 2021 Programme Director, Vice President of COSATU, Cde Mike Shingange. President of the ANC and the Republic, Cde Cyril Ramaphosa. President of COSATU, Cde Zingiswa Losi. Cde Thulas Nxesi, Deputy National Chair of the SACP. All Alliance leaders and the democratic movement. The workers of our country and the world. This is the second International Workers’ Day we celebrate under the global COVID-19 pandemic. That is why today we remember all those we lost to the deadly virus, both in our country and globally, including workers and working-class leaders. By the end of April 2021, the deadly virus had killed over 3 million people globally, of whom over 54 thousand deaths occurred in South Africa, including health and other frontline and essential workers. The most immediate task and challenge facing workers and the progressive trade union movement both locally and globally is to intensify the battle against the…

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SACP International Workers' Day 2021 Message as delivered by the SACP General Secretary Dr Blade Nzimande, at a COSATU hosted hybrid virtual and physical rally, Gauteng Province