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newsBusinessLive reports that labour federations have again called on the government to prioritise the development of solutions to the country’s unemployment, inequality, poverty and corruption problems.  

In Workers’ Day statements ahead of Tuesday, Cosatu, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) reflected on pressures being faced by workers and the millions of unemployed South Africans.  Cosatu said there would be no radical transformation if the government failed to intervene to "stem the unfolding deindustrialisation and ongoing job losses".  Fedusa said organised labour, as partners in the country’s social dialogue institutions, had a responsibility to push for job creation strategies that would lift more than 9-million unemployed South Africans out of poverty.  Meanwhile, Saftu vowed to use May Day rallies to mobilise workers against proposed labour law changes.  On Tuesday, Cosatu will be hosting a May Day rally in Uitenhage where President Cyril Ramaphosa will address workers, while Saftu will hold a similar gathering in Bloemfontein.

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