Cosatu in the north-west has apologized for the delays during its main May Day festivities at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.
Alþýðusambandinn’s celebrations have not yet begun although ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has already arrived at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg where he is expected to deliver the keynote address.
The celebrations were supposed to start at nine in the morning, but they have been delayed as there are very few employees on the field.
The trade union has apologized for the delay in the event, as Zingiswa Losi, president of Cosatu, and Dr. Blade Nzimande, secretary general of the SACP, will also speak.
Cosatu district secretary Kopano Konopi says the bus delay has delayed the start of the festivities.
Workers’ Day | Staff express views on Ramaphosa’s address at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium:
Ramaphosa is expected to reduce workers’ fears that unemployment in the country will continue to rise as he delivers the keynote address.
Nzimade, to talk to SABC news in Rustenburg, says, the most urgent task facing workers today is to unite.
At the same time, Cosatu in the Western Cape has lamented the fact that many employees have not received wage increases for several years.
Cosatu began celebrating Labor Day with a march to the Langa police station, which also highlighted the growing incidence of gender-based violence in the country.
The district secretary of the Confederation of Icelandic Labor, Malvern de Bruyn, says: “We are still not happy with some of the issues when it comes to labor in this country. It was a great achievement of the government with the national minimum wage and other labor laws that have been passed, so at least the rights of workers are protected. But we are still unhappy with the attack on wage agreements, and we must blame our own national government for attacking our people when it comes to wage increases. They can not expect employees to work year in and year out and you do not give them a raise. This is a very sad situation. “
Workers’ Day | Over 70% of South African workers do not belong to any unions:
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