Business: Cosatu protest costly

Business: Cosatu protest costly

The cost to the economy of Cosatu’s mass action campaign may run into billions of rands, Business Unity SA (Busa) said on Wednesday. Legitimate business activity had been disrupted in a number of centres around the country, including the port cities of Cape Town and Durban, Busa said its members reported. Production and deliveries were […]

Wide support for Cosatu strike

Wide support for Cosatu strike

Cosatu appeared to have mustered wide support on Wednesday for its countrywide strike against toll fees and labour brokers. Supermarket group Pick n Pay said over half of its staff did not report for work because of the strike. “Between 50 to 70 percent of Pick n Pay staff across all regions did not report […]

Smaller centres also participated in the mass action

Smaller centres also participated in the mass action

Cosatu’s call for mass action against labour-broking and e-tolling appeared to have also been heeded outside major centres. The protests were largely peaceful, with no incidents reported to Cosatu in the centres contacted. Twelve thousand people joined protests in Mafikeng, said Cosatu spokesman Kopano Konopi. “The marches are going very well in the North West,” […]

Cosatu: Govt turns its back on the people

Cosatu: Govt turns its back on the people

NC NEC committee members in Limpopo were turning their backs on the plight of the workers, Cosatu said during a protest in Polokwane on Wednesday. “These are the same national executive committee comrades who during voting campaigns come to our houses to shake hands without police, but now they are being protected by police as […]

Protesters arrive at Parliament

Protesters arrive at Parliament

archers protesting against e-tolling and labour broking arrived at Parliament just before noon on Wednesday. The area in front of the historic building was cordoned off with police tape around the Louis Botha statue to prevent crowds from nearing the gates. Ten police officers in full crowd control gear kept a watchful eye over the […]

Cape Town march gets underway

Cape Town march gets underway

Cosatu’s march against e-tolling and labour brokers got underway before 11am in Cape Town on Wednesday, with protesters braving blistering heat to take part. Earlier, the crowd which stretched about two city blocks, had taken shelter under the trees to avoid the direct sunlight. Others were singing and dancing on the street in circles carrying […]

Some teachers join mass action in Polokwane

Some teachers join mass action in Polokwane

Teachers and other supporters of the Cosatu protest action huddled together at the SABC Park in Polokwane on Wednesday. Seeking reprieve from the chill and drizzle, some chanted and blew their vuvuzelas while others tried to shelter under shop awnings. Among the crowd, which was dressed in a variety of Cosatu affiliated unions T-shirts, was […]

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