Dunlop workers ask Cosatu for help

2015-05-01 16:21
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Durban - A group of retrenched Dunlop workers asked the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) for help at the union federation's May Day rally on Friday.

The group held up placards reading: "Mr President, did you know that Dunlop is closed?"

President Jacob Zuma was attending the event.

Mbuso Gumede, speaking on behalf of 625 retrenched workers, said they were unhappy about their compensation agreement.

"There is an amount of R20 million that we were supposed to get. That money was supposed to go to a trust account, but there was a disagreement. We are still discussing this matter with the leadership, but nothing has happened.

"The company did not take us seriously so that is why we came here. We want Cosatu to intervene," said Gumede.

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini approached the group and told them he would address their issues after the rally.

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