COSATU Mpumalanga ready to host May Day celebrations

The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga is ready for a massive May Day event. The event will take form a march, workers will converge in Mpumalanga stadium and proceed with a march to Department of Land Affairs. COSATU will utilise the event to raise the plight socio – economic issues of the most vulnerable sectors of our society which are farm dwellers and farm workers.

  • The issues to be raised are the following:-
  • The non-compliance of extensions of security and tenure rights.

The violation of human rights meted against farm dwellers and workers by their bosses which include the following:-

  • High levels of illegal evictions
  • Denial of burial rights and visitation for farm dwellers
  • Denial of grazing and workers’ rights for farm dwellers
  • Denial of grazing and workers’ rights for farm dweller’s livestock
  • The gross violation of labour legislation by farmers

The event is scheduled as follows:-

To address the event are the following:-

COSATU Deputy General Secretary

Cde Solly Phetoe

ANC NEC Member & Minister of COGTA

Cde Zweli Mkhize

SACP 1st Deputy General Secretary

Cde Solly Mapaila

SANCO NEC member

Media is invited to cover the event

Issued by

COSATU Mpumalanga

Provincial Secretary

Thabo Mokoena