COSATU Eastern Cape supports SACCAWU strike at Makro

COSATU in the Eastern Cape supports the strike embarked upon by one of its affiliated unions, South African Catering and Commercial Workers Union (SACCAWU) at Makro, a Walmart division in South Africa.

SACCAWU members have downed tools at Makro Store, Cape Road in Gqeberha, the only one we have in the Eastern Cape. This action is part of the SACCAWU National Strike at Makro stores. It is the intransigence of the Makro bosses which resulted in a wage dispute. Makro employers have expressed unwillingness to accept reasonable demands from the union during wage negotiations.

COSATU also condemns the intimidation of the Shop Steward and attempts to divide workers by the Makro bosses. Suspension of workers by the employers have made workers to be more determined to fight until they achieve their demands.

COSATU supports the unity of the workers as they pursue the agenda of improving their wages and conditions of employment. The Walmart anti-union philosophy must be resisted at all costs in defense of collective bargaining.

Forward with reasonable demands, forward!

Forward with the unity of workers, forward!

Issued by COSATU Eastern Cape

Contact:

Mkhawuleli Maleki

COSATU Provincial Secretary

Mobile: 082 339 5482

Email: mkhawuleli@cosatu.org.za