Unions march over labour brokers

Unions will march in Pretoria on Saturday morning to demand the banning of labour brokers, a spokesperson said.

Gauteng deputy chairperson of the Communication Workers Union (CWU), Aubrey Tshabalala, said the march would start at 10:30 in
Proes and Schubbart streets.

The unions will call for a total ban of labour broking in the information technology and communications sectors and protest retrenchments, Tshabalala said.

“We will also demand the removal of Telkom and SA Post Office chief executives for the lack of transformation in their companies,” he said.

A total of 2000 members of CWU, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), and the Young Communist League (YCL) were expected to take participate in the march, Tshabalala said.

They will march to the Telkom head office to hand over a memorandum to Telkom representatives. “Other companies that were invited will also come to collect the memorandum. They include Vodacom, MTN, and the (South African) Post Office,” he said.

The march is expected to end by 13:30. - Sapa

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