October protests: ANCYL, Cosatu plan mass action

2011-09-22 00:00

OCTOBER will be a month of mass protests in South Africa following an announcement by labour federation Cosatu and the ANC Youth League that they are planning major protests at the beginning and towards the end of the month.

On October 5 Cosatu has called for a national stayaway demanding the banning of labour brokers, while on October 27 and 28 the ANCYL will embark on mass action to demand nationalisation of mines, free education, faster transformation of the economy and jobs for the unemployed youth, among other things.

Cosatu provincial secretary Zet Luzipo said they expect millions of workers to down tools and stay at home in protest against the government’s failure to scrap labour brokers.

The stayaway will culminate in protest marches in all major cities and towns across SA.

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