Johannesburg - The National Council of Trade Unions
(Nactu) has resolved to support the PAC and EFF in this year's general
election, the trade union federation said on Monday.
Nactu had invited political parties to present their 2014
manifestos to the federation's central committee on 18 March, general secretary
Narius Moloto said in a statement.
The parties which attended were the Azanian People's
Organisation, the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), the United Democratic Movement
and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Nactu held a central committee meeting on Sunday in
Johannesburg where the decision to support the two parties was taken.
"Nactu resolved to endorse the manifestos of the PAC
and EFF as those were rooted in the interests of the workers," Moloto said.
"The central committee meeting... further resolved
that Nactu shop stewards will volunteer their time to the PAC and EFF as party
agents where necessary and engage in campaign activities to recruit voters for
these two parties."
The trade union federation's affiliates, which includes
the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, would communicate the
decision to their members and encourage them to participate and campaign as
"We implore all our members to use their vote wisely
and vote the PAC or EFF based on their individual choices," said Moloto.
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