Friday, December 21, 2012

Unemployment, inequality and poverty at the forefront of Cosatu in 2012

Lusanda Bill
21 December 2012

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 meetings.

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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