South African Federation of Trade Unions has given notice to NEDLAC that they plan to embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday the 24th of February 2021. The main grievances they plan to focus on during the strike are:
The construction of a new economy – including a minimum wage of R12,500 a month for all workers, and a moratorium on all job losses;
The improvement of living conditions and the redistribution of land;
The cutting of greenhouse gas emissions;
Raising the social wage and providing public healthcare finance;
Free, decolonised and high-quality public education;
An end to corruption and crime;
A non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, socialist society.
The strike action calls for a mass stay away of workers. Protest marches are planned in all major cities as well as a march to the National Assembly in Cape Town. Coincidently Minister Tito Mboweni will be giving the budget speech on the same day as the planned strike.
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