Saftu says social media warning of violent strike tomorrow is untrue

April 24, 2018

VAAL TRIANGLE - Vaal Triangle residents can rest assured that the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) is not planning a violent strike tomorrow, contrary to messages doing the rounds on social media. Saftu is leading the one-day industrial action in protest to a list of draft labour laws, which includes a bill on the national minimum wage. Saftu distanced itself from messages on social media warning that tomorrow's nationwide strike against the proposed minimum wage will be violent. The message says South Africans not participating in the mass action should stay off the roads, public transport and keep their children out of school. Saftu's Patrick Craven says the message is malicious. Craven says people have nothing to fear and they will do everything possible to make sure that the events they organise are peaceful and orderly. He said they don’t want these messages to distract people from joining the strike. The union's marches against the proposed R20 per hour minimum wage will be in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Polokwane. 
PHOTO: (Saftu; Twitter)







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