ANC will not interfere with strike

2010-08-25 22:46

Johannesburg - There will be no political intervention to resolve the public sector strike, the ANC said on Wednesday.

"It is a misnomer that when there is a strike in the public sector it is a political strike that requires presidential intervention," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

He called on union leaders and the public sector to refrain from making "reckless statements".

"You are killing the environment to create a settlement. You are killing that space," he said.

Mantashe also warned union leaders to leave room for negotiations.

"Leadership that begins to act recklessly in disputes is sowing the seeds of destruction," he said.