South Africa: General strike calls for decent work
Cosatu-affiliated workers walk out to end corporate greed
SOUTH AFRICAN workers staged a general strike yesterday to mark World Day for Decent Work.
The strike called by revolutionary union federation Cosatu was part of the global events organised by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) under the slogan “end corporate greed.”
Marchers filled streets of every major city in a sea of red T-shirts as workers took advantage of legal strike protection to enjoy a long weekend.
Textiles union Sactwu said two-thirds of its urban members heeded the strike call.
General secretary Andre... read more
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