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strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that schools‚ municipalities and mines are expected to be disrupted on Wednesday as members of labour federation Cosatu march against state capture and corruption.  

The one-day strike is aimed at making the ANC address workers’ concerns over the looting of State coffers.  The strike will be followed by another in October‚ when Cosatu members plan to take to the streets over job losses which have been attributed directly to state capture.  This week’s strike‚ to be supported by off-duty police and nurses‚ will see people march on the country’s various city halls‚ banks‚ the Chamber of Mines‚ Eskom, the offices of provincial premiers and the SA Local Government Association.  Sadtu’s Mugwena Maluleka said all schools would shut down, while the NUM’s David Sipunzi said they were expecting a total shutdown of mines.  Samwu spokesman Papikie Mohale said only municipal staff who were part of emergency services‚ would be at work “and then it will only be skeleton staff shifts”.  Denosa’s Sibongiseni Delihlazo said all staff not working would join the strike.

  • Read this report by Graeme Hosken in full at TimesLive

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