In a move to protest against the country’s economic policies, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has confirmed to join Cosatu in a strike on September 30.
A notice in this regard has already been sent to Nedlac in Rosebank, Johannesburg, said Saftu General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.
“We regard the totality of the unfolding calamity at all levels of our lives, be it poverty, unemployment and inequality as something that requires unity amongst all the working class formation in order to force government and big business to respond and to address the crisis that we are facing. And if they don’t come to us in terms of favourable terms in what we are asking for, we are definitely going to strike,” Vavi added.
Meanwhile, Vavi added that they are going to call for another strike on December 2 with plans to embark on three-day complete shutdown of the economy in 2021.