The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) says its National Executive Committee has not approved support for the anti-corruption marches planned for Wednesday and it won’t subject its members to potential disciplinary action.
We are not going to endanger the jobs of our people by encouraging people to participate in illegal action that could lead to companies taking disciplinary action against them.— Dennis George, Fedusa general secretary
702's Xolani Gwala unpacks the march with EWN's Govan Whittles below:
The marches are supported by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the National Council of Trade Unions. But the workers’ one-day demonstration is not protected by law as the strike certificate from Nedlac is only valid from October 8.
Meanwhile, the organisers of the march said they believed Wednesday’s event would be a success despite the protest being unprotected.
The group, which includes religious organisations, trade unions and civil society leaders, held a meeting in Johannesburg this afternoon.
The organisers said events in Pretoria and Cape Town would go ahead despite Nedlac only granting permission for workers to march in two weeks’ time.