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Unions gives govt 14 days to respond to demands


Labour unions are giving government 14 days to respond to demands or face more strike action.

South Africa’s biggest labour federations including Cosatu, Fedusa and Saftu joined forces on Wednesday to take a stand against corruption.

The unions are also calling on the government to implement a more focused plan to tackle gender-based violence and for the taxi industry to be regulated.

“Our criminal justice system is completely dysfunctional. The main victims dying on the streets are women and children. They die and their bodies get dumped all over. Our children are being raped and killed. We have had enough of that, and we want a functional criminal justice system,” said Saftu general secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi.

Vavi warned that there could be more mass action is on the cards this year.

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Source: eNCA