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cosatuNews24 reports that Cosatu intends on Wednesday, 27 September to hold a nationwide strike against state capture, corruption and job losses, the trade union federation announced on Thursday at a press briefing.  

It has already obtained a certificate from Nedlac permitting the strike.  All Cosatu affiliates in various sectors are expected to join the strike.  General secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said the twin evils of corruption and job losses had cost workers their jobs and robbed people of much-needed services.  Cosatu president S’dumo Dlamini said the strike was not about President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of being involved in state capture involving his friends, the Gupta family.  "We are striking against corruption in the private and public sector and any individual supposedly guilty of corruption will be targeted," he stated.  Cosatu first deputy president Tyotyo James indicated that Cosatu would continue its campaign for Zuma to step down.

  • Read this report by Mahlatse Gallens in full at News24
  • Read Cosatu’s full statement following its CEC meeting earlier week at Cosatu Today


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