22 September 2017

South Africa: Cosatu North West Declares Its Readiness to Bring Mahikeng Into a Stand Still On September 27

press release

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West will be having a national strike march on the 27 September 2017 at Mafikeng.

We are expecting all workers and the communities of the Province to join us when we march against state capture, corruption, job losses and all other substantive issues that affect our members and the community at large.

The march will start from the Montshiwa stadium at 09h00 and proceed to the North West Legislature to hand over a memorandum.

Our demands will be the following:

Corruption across the Departments and municipalities.

Failure to fill vacant positions in some departments.

Banning of Labour broker

Reduction of expensive Swartruggens toll gates

The investigation of Gupta wedding which was held at sun city

Job losses/ retrenchments

Prohibiting eviction on farms

Implementation of NHI

Implementation of Free Education for the poor

Payment of rural allowance and other incentives for educators

Lack of enforcement and inspection by labour inspectors at workplaces

Safety of mineworkers

Cosatu is expecting the following employers to receive memorandums on the Day of the Action.

The Premier

Department of Labour

Eskom

Chamber of mines

Sun International( Sun City CEO)

Issued by COSATU North West

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