24 April 2013

South Africa: Cosatu Nw Celebrates Workers Day

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West province will be celebrating the workers' day on the 1st May 2013 by hosting four rallies in the province.

This year the theme for celebration is “A united working class for a radical economic transformation”

This theme is informed by the resolutions taken during the National Congress last year and the Collective Bargaining Conference which was held earlier this year and it will focus on the following issues:

Engineer the radical economic transformation.

Smash labour brokers.

Defend centralised bargaining.

Fight poverty, inequality and unemployment.

Build a workers' bank.

Crush e-tolling.

Organise the vulnerable workers.

Expose corruption.

Unite workers; defend COSATU.

End gender-based violence.

COSATU in the province will be taking the rallies to some rural areas in order to reach out to the members who do not usually have access to the federation, due to the distance of their work place. But also we want to continue with our program of worker contact and working with the rural communities.

The rallies will all be on 1 May, starting from 09h00, as follows:

Region: Bojanala

Venue: Olympia Park stadium


Tyotyo James, 1st deputy president of COSATU

Cyril Ramophosa, Deputy President of the ANC

Joyce Moloi- Moropa, CC member of the SACP

Region: Ngaka Modiri Molema

Venue: Delareyville stadium


Angie Phetlhe, deputy president of SACCAWU

Obed Bapela, member of the NEC of ANC

Nomonde Rasmeni, CC member of the SACP

Region: Ruth Mompati

Venue: Morokweng sports ground


Walter Theledi, General Secretary of SAMWU

Nomvula Mokonyane, member of the NEC of ANC

Charles Setsubi, CC member of the SACP

Region: Kenneth Kaunda

Venue: Tshing extension 2 stadium (Ventersdorp)


Fikile Majola, General Secretary of NEHAWU

Joe Phaahla, member of the NEC of ANC

Grace Pampiri-Bothman, CC member of the SACP

All members of COSATU, the alliance, churches and the community are welcome to attend these activities and transport will be arranged in areas, the local leadership are coordinating transport.

Members of the media are also welcomed to attend and report on the event

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