- PRESS RELEASE – COSATU STRIKE
Friday 07 October 2016
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) has noted the intention of COSATU to call all government employees to a national strike.
Reports indicate that COSATU will be marching to Parliament on Friday 7 October 2016 at 13:00. SACCI further notes that COSATU will be handing over memorandum to organised business formations in the
Reports indicate that COSATU wishes to focus on the following:
Demand the total banning of Labour Brokers
The fight against job losses
The demand for minimum wage
Defend collective Bargaining
Proper health and safety
Implementation of the NHI
Scrapping of the taxation amendment law
The demand for free education
SACCI being a responsible business organisation, has made its proposals and submissions on the various above-mentioned policy issues to the authorities, either directly as SACCI or through BUSA.
SACCI respects rights of individuals or organisations to protest as governed by the rule of law and by the constitution. We urge the organisers of the protect action to respect the right of non-protesting
workers. We also urge them to make every effort to avoid violent protests that can lead to loss of life,
and also damage to property.
Mr Alan Mukoki
(082 551 1159)