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Chaotic Labor Day Chaos Events in Rustenburg for a Long Time: Sipho Seepe – SABC News

Political Analyst, Professor Sipho Seepe says Sunday developments during the Worker’s Day Celebrations, at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, Northwest have come a long way.

Leading workers expressed their frustrations to President Cyril Ramaphosa of the African National Congress (ANC), just minutes before his scheduled time to address the May Day Rally.

He had to abandon the procedure because workers refused to give him a chance to address them.

Professor Seepe says this speaks to deeper challenges that workers, across the country, are facing without hope of getting help from their unions.

He says some are beginning to realize that there are more promises than delivery.

“This has come a long time ago. The feeling that the workers are being betrayed and always given promises and always frustrated has always been something that has somehow upset the various unions. And they have actually found that the president has been better has on promises and less on delivery.And they have also seen how the ANC tackles the concerns of the big capital.

Labor Day panel discussion with Nina Benjamin, Terry Bell and prof. Sipho Seepe

Cosatu’s warning

Cosatu has stressed the need for government and relevant stakeholders to recognize the plight of workers. It follows disturbances at the commemoration of May Day by the Federation in Northwest.

They say the government has not honored the 2018 public service wage agreement.

Cosatu President Zingiswa Losi says, “It’s a very unfortunate situation, the fact that the procedures could not continue and the alliance partners were unable to speak. In terms of workers expressing their frustrations, it was for me the right platform for them to do that.It was in their day, where we made an inventory and part of it is that we need to recognize that there are challenges in the sectors of the economy, such as mining, where negotiations have taken place and workers have been on strike for the past 51 days. “

Labor Day | May Day celebrations descend into chaos: Cosatu president Zingiswa Losi

Chaotic Labor Day Chaos Events in Rustenburg for a Long Time: Sipho Seepe – SABC News

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