In his end of year statement Congress of
South African Trade Unions General-Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi said 2012 was a
year in which unemployment, inequality and poverty were at the forefront.
Vavi said 2012 was also the year of
explosive strikes by truck drivers, Post Office casuals, mine workers at, among
others, Impala, Lonmin, Angloplats, Goldfields and Xstrata, and finally Western Cape farm workers.
Cosatu has launched a campaign to listen to
all the workers, particularly the most vulnerable, at workplace and community
Vavi added that the fight against e-tolling
will continue in 2013.
On the Protection on State Information Bill
Vavi said “Our interests are simple and clear the Act must never be used to
classify information which exposes corruption or other crime as ‘secret’, or
which criminalises whistle-blowers who reveal such information”.
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