The President has left us with no other option but to strike

Johannesburg – As the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) prepares to lead protests against corruption and other issues across the country this week, leaders of the trade union have dismissed suggestions that the action will be detrimental to the economy.

2.2 million South Africans have lost their jobs between April and June, while the economy recorded a massive decline in the same period.

On Wednesday, Cosatu and other federations and trade unions will embark on a strike against corruption and government’s failure to increase public servants’ wages for the year.

Cosatu general-secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali said the economy was already on its knees and single day strike will noy harm it any further.

“People that we talk to seem not to be listening,” said Ntshalintshali.

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