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protestTimeslive writes that members of the General Industries Workers Union of SA (Giwusa) were due on Tuesday to picket outside the offices of the Bidvest Group in Midrand.  

The workers concerned are employees of Adcock Ingram‚ in which Bidvest has a controlling stake.  Union president Mametlwe Sebei said:  “In our view‚ this strike is part of our on-going #Scraplabourbills campaign we initiated‚ with our federation SAFTU and other progressive working class and left organisations to fight against the attacks on the trade union movement and working class by President Ramaphosa.”  He went on to state:  “Since Bidvest acquired the controlling stake in the company in 2014‚ it imposed a draconian and highly repressive anti-worker and anti-union industrial relations and disciplinary policies.  They have ceased cooperative approach towards the union and dismiss workers for every minor violation.”  Sebei claimed that this approach was “part of the despotic labour regime the President seeks to impose on the whole country‚ which is characterised by poverty wages‚ emasculated trade unions and industrial relations based on collective beggary of workers‚ instead of meaningful bargaining.”

  • This short report by Nomahlubi Jordaan is at Timeslive

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