Union members march peacefully

2016-01-21 06:00
PHOTO: precious gumede Cosatu members and ANC regional chairman Mzwandile Mkwanazi (yellow T-shirt) march to the Port Shepstone Civic Centre.

PHOTO: precious gumede Cosatu members and ANC regional chairman Mzwandile Mkwanazi (yellow T-shirt) march to the Port Shepstone Civic Centre.

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MORE than 200 Cosatu members gathered at the Port Shepstone Dick King Square parking lot before marching to the civic centre to hand over a memorandum of their concerns to Hibiscus Coast Municipality mayor, Nomusa Mqwebu.

Despite the light rain members made their way in red T-shirts to the civic centre.

Cosatu regional chair Mdu Danca addressed them saying that the march is peaceful and all must be on their best behaviour­.

“Comrades, I humbly urge all of you to behave. We are not going to be calling any names and we are not going to swear at anyone. This is a peaceful march where we will ask the mayor to pass our message and grievances to our relevant employers,” said Danca.

The memorandum of grievances highlighted issues that were also contributed by Popcru­, Sadtu, Nehawu, Sasco­, Saccawu members.

Employees held placards indicating some of their grievances, which read “education, food and clothing cannot happen part-time and casual pay”.“Labour brokers pay low wages, no benefits and no job security”,

Included in their concerns was a demand for integrated, affordable and accessible public transport and a demand for a national minimum wage.

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