[LISTEN] 75 civil societies expected to attend Saftu’s working class summit

75 other civil societies are expected to attend Saftu’s working class summit which is set to take place in Johannesburg this weekend.

The summit aims to address some persistent key issues that are still affecting the working class in South Africa.

On The Midday Report, Clement Manyathela spoke to the national spokesperson for Saftu Patrick Craven about the summit, and the state of inequality, unemployment, and poverty that is plaguing the nation.

Craven says that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world.

He adds that more and more people are living in poverty due to the increasing levels of unemployment.

This is turning into a national catastrophe which also has huge effects on the economy.

Patrick Craven, national spokesperson for Saftu

So many people are simply not engaged in anyway with the economic life of the country, particularly young people.

Patrick Craven, national spokesperson for Saftu

Craven says that the summit called by the President involved business organisations, and people who had interests that were different from Saftu.

What we want to achieve most of all is a much stronger, more united force to tackle the problems that workers and the poor face. These are not the same as those that big businesses face.

Patrick Craven, national spokesperson for Saftu

In our view, big businesses are part of the problem and not the solution adds Craven.

Click on the link below to hear about how Saftu aims to address the secret ballot clause…


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