Unions demand workers’ rights

Workers during May Day PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Workers during May Day PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Brandishing slogans and singing militant union songs, workers, trade union leadership and affiliates, employers, local authorities and other sympathisers marched to the Sam Sono Stadium in Selebi-Phikwe to commemorate the 2023 May Day.

The mood of the first Labour Day commemorations since COVID-19 was charged. Ironically, the event was held in the mining town whose life blood was drained by the closure of the BCL mine. Workers around the country are feeling a similar pinch.

The COVID-19 followed by the Russia-Ukraine war have led to runaway inflation as well as food and fuel shortages eroding progress made by workers and human rights, reducing the value of wages and escalating poverty and inequality.

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