Strike for students - Vavi

2016-09-24 16:23
Zwelinzima Vavi. (Lisa Hnatowicz, Foto24)

Zwelinzima Vavi. (Lisa Hnatowicz, Foto24) ((Lisa Hnatowicz, Foto24))

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Johannesburg - Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Friday made an ambitious call to unions to embark on a nationwide strike to support free education.

"We are making a call to every trade union. Particularly those who are free and independent,” he told students at the University of the Witwatersrand.

“We are saying they should consider the call that Numsa has made, that we should embark on a general strike to support the calls that students have made for free quality education now.”

Students in turn should demand that all unions support a general strike, to twist government's arm in their attempt to get free education.

Vavi said he rejected statements that the state could not afford free education, calling it a fallacy.

He invited Wits university student leaders to join his new trade union federations' steering committee on Monday to make their demands to its leaders.

Students marched to Cosatu House in central Johannesburg to demand that the trade union federation mobilise workers to join protests calling for free tertiary education.

Read more on:    cosatu  |  wits  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  johannesburg  |  university protests  |  university fees

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