Close schools for strike – Cosatu

2012-02-07 11:29

Schools should close on March 7 for a national strike against labour brokers and Gauteng tolls, Cosatu said today.

The labour federation’s Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile told shop stewards in Soweto that every part of society had to be mobilised.

“Schools are a big part of this!”

The strike would be called off only if the government agreed to support the Congress of South African Trade Unions in doing away with labour brokers.

“We have had public hearings, we have negotiated, we have exhausted every avenue to resolve this problem, yet there is still no political will from government to resolve the problem,” said Dakile.

The idea of Gauteng tolls had to be more broadly discussed.

Dakile said the strike would be legal and that all those taking part would be protected by labour laws.

The federation’s general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi arrived at the Gauteng meeting to applause and ululating.
He was to speak in the afternoon.

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