Zuma to address workers on May Day

2016-04-25 15:48
President Jacob Zuma (AFP)

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Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma will be among the speakers at Cosatu’s May Day rally in Moretele Park, Tshwane, on Wednesday.

Cosatu general secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said this year’s May Day theme was "celebrating 30 years and defending collective bargaining, workers jobs and rights".

He said workers should use the day to remember victims of the May 2003 bus crash in which 53 Cosatu members were killed while on their way to a May Day rally in Qwaqwa. The bus plunged into the Saulspoort dam, near Bethlehem.

He listed Cosatu’s achievements and said bigger battles lay ahead.

"In our fight against labour brokers, we forced government to change the law to protect vulnerable workers. Through our united struggle, we forced government to stop the provident fund reforms," he said.

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini called on Cosatu and its partners to unite at a time of increased attacks on the working class.

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