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Khumalo explains how the numerous factory closures, following the country’s removal from a U.S. free trade bloc, has greatly affected women. She describes how the Federation TUCOSWA (Trade Union Congress of Swaziland) initially recognised and registered by the Swazi government was then deregistered in 2013, leaving the Swazi workers without a voice. May Day was celebrated in fear of the government’s retaliation. Fortunately after this date the federation was once again registered by the government. Khumalo tells us about their successful campaign on salary cuts and their future campaign on gender based violence.