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LosiIndependent News reports that labour federation Cosatu is gearing up for a national strike in two weeks’ time to protest against retrenchments, unemployment, corruption and racism.  

The strike, to be undertaken in terms of section 77 of the Labour Relations Act, is set to take place on Wednesday, 13 February 2019, a week after President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address.  The federation’s president, Zingiswa Losi, on Friday addressed hundreds of members of the organisation and its tripartite alliance partners, the SACP and the ANC, in Durban in preparation for the strike.  She said that it would be held to take a stand against retrenchments, unemployment, racism, corruption and advocate for the safety of teachers at schools.  At the jobs summit last year, Cosatu called for a moratorium on retrenchments, a position that was supported by the government, but not the businesses present.  “They (businesses) told us that in 10 years they would create 10 million jobs but they’re taking those jobs away now,” said Losi.

  • Read Samkelo Mtshali’s report in the above regard in full at Independent News

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