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Cosatu: No firing of anti-toll protestors

2012-03-05 17:05

Johannesburg - No South African can be dismissed for participating in Wednesday's nationwide protest against the e-tolling system and labour brokers, Cosatu said.

"The strike is protected... and we have complied with the legal requirements," Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday.

"Not a single worker can be threatened with dismissal."

He said the certificate issued by National Economic Development and Labour Council covered every South African worker, whether or not they were part of Cosatu.

"We are even calling on employers to join the march and not threaten workers."

Cosatu expected at least 100 000 marchers. The major event is to take place in Johannesburg's central business district. If there is no positive outcome, a second march would be planned.
 
         

Comments
  • Trevor Mashilo - 2012-03-05 17:29

    Good we will JOIN hands nd defeat da Monster trying to get out a Break out of a POOR MAN'S MOUTH.......(hai hai Gare nyake E-Toll singin....rea toyi toya hai hai Gare nyake E-Toll!!!)Viva COSATU VIVA!

  • Percy Rashiringana - 2012-03-05 17:51

    The government seem to have forgotten that power is with the people who vote

      Michelle Kirsten - 2012-03-05 23:28

      Pity that power isn't used at polling stations to vote for others who may actually follow through on election promises

  • Johan Grobbelaar - 2012-03-05 18:29

    How do we solve this? Easy, DON'T VOTE ANC! Explain 2 me how you can vote for a party and then continiously get smacked around like ur nothing and then protest and then carry on voting 4 them. Come on people, use ur brains. VOTE DA!

  • Born - 2012-03-05 23:01

    phambile basebenzi phambili!!!there is one employer in one "essential sector " that is threatening employees dat dey wil be dismissed f dey participate in PROTECTED MARCH.dey even refusing dem vacation leave for that day,what a cheap stunt!the highest court in the land declared the public service employees in saps not essential and dey are allowed to engaged in protected strikes.so go out der cadres n support cosatu in deir massive. strike action.phansi with labour brokers and swartruggens xpensive toll gayt phansi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-06 05:24

    Where is one of the marchs in JHB? I wanna participate, This stupid greedy government needs to be over thrown by us the people of this country...

  • Paula - 2012-03-06 11:13

    Money making schemes of a lazy demanding government.Is this they definition of democracy

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