Cosatu urges ethical strike behaviour

By Khanyisa Tabata
17 August 2011

Cosatu has appealed for the ethical handling of the Samwu strike by workers and employers.

The union federation has urged workers not to intimidate those who exercise their right not to strike.

But it also wants employers, especially mayors and municipal managers, not to whip up emotions against striking workers.

Cosatu says all actions have to be within the bounds of the law.

Meanwhile SA Municipal Workers' Union says they will bring Johannesburg CBD to a standstill this week.

Gauteng provincial secretary Ntsikelelo Klaas said they expect the town to be at a stand still.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has asked Cosatu’s provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich to support her in claming for damages caused by the workers yesterday in the city centre.

De Lille said her administration respects the right of workers to strike as a fundamental labour right in a democracy.


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