South Africa's Malema Seeks Union Alliance to Combat ANC

Jan. 22 -- The Economic Freedom Fighters, South Africa’s second-largest opposition party, is seeking to join forces with the nation’s biggest labor union to take on the ruling African National Congress in next year’s municipal vote. “We have been reaching out to Numsa and trying to show them that we’re interested,” said EFF leader Julius Malema. “They have been a very reluctant girl in this process.” The EFF sees a similarity in political ideology with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, Malema said in an interview on Wednesday at his party’s headquarters in Johannesburg. He spoke with Amogelang Mbatha, Nasreen Seria and Antony Sguazzin.

Macron Union Protests Fail to Draw Large Crowds
18:15 - French unions' protest of President Emmanuel Macron's labor union reforms failed to attract big crowds Wednesday, despite Macron's approval rating declining to 32 percent. Bloomberg's Caroline Connan reports on "Bloomberg Markets: European Close." (Source: Bloomberg)
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