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Govt accused of intimidation

2010-08-23 20:03

Johannesburg - The SA Democratic Teachers' Union (Sadtu) accused the government of intimidation on Monday, the sixth day of a national public servants strike.

"We are concerned about the intimidating war-talk being used by the employer," Sadtu general secretary Mugwena Maluleke said in a statement.

"Sadtu has noted the increased use of violence by the state-machinery against our members."

He said the union was drafting papers to contest some aspects of a labour court interdict the government had secured to stop striking workers intimidating non-striking workers.

The aspects to be contested included "the costs and the essential services issue on its broadness", he said without elaborating.