Saftu plans two-day city occupation over minimum wage demands

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) General-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says no one has bothered to engage with them over their opposition to the proposed minimum wage.

The union federation held a nationwide march on 25 April to voice their dissatisfaction about the proposed bill.

We are embarking on a process to engage every member of the working class, they must all speak in one voice.

Zwelinzima Vavi, Saftu General Secretary

READ: Saftu: 'Workers who can't strike are irrelevant workers'

We are no longer going to take up this battle just as Saftu but as a broader working class.

Zwelinzima Vavi, Saftu General Secretary

ALSO READ: Vavi: 'We are mobilising hard' for nationwide strike over minimum wage

We will occupy the cities for two to three days and not leave the cities until the President, the Parliament agrees to scrap the labour bills that attack the right to strike and the introduction of the level of the minimum wage.

Zwelinzima Vavi, Saftu General Secretary

Vavi says they have not and will not conduct the marches and other actions in a violent manner.

Listen to why they say they will fight till the bitter end...


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