COSATU condemn in the strongest possible terms the intention by the Ratlou Municipality to dismiss workers. The federation and its affiliated union SAMWU will challenge the Municipality if they proceed with their intention to dismiss workers.
This is happening despite our call for a moratorium on job losses and also after having the president sign a framework committing government to such a moratorium at the Presidential Job Summit. Workers can’t be used for internal battles of politicians. We therefore call upon the Mayor of Ratlou to instruct the officials of the municipality to desist from this vicious action. If this does not happen we promise to mobilise our members for a massive action in defence of jobs.
We further call upon the Premier and the PTT to urgently meet with Cosatu & SAMWU to resolve this matter.
For more information contact the Provincial Secretary Job Dliso- 071 489 1384