The Congress of South African Trade Union in North West will celebrate its May Day on the 1st May 2015 at Taung Sports Ground, Taung.
The May Day will be focusing on the challenges facing workers in the province and the current challenges of attacking the other African black communities from the other African Continent.
The current challenges facing workers in the province emanating from the socio-economic challenges of our triple critical challenges are Poverty, Unemployment and in-equalities.
Workers are still faced exploitation from the most the employers in particular those, who employed by labour brokers, security in particular those who are doing business with government, and farmers exploiting workers.
Other challenges experienced are racial attacks and killings to the poor farm workers, with SAPS and justice system and the NPA still representing being bias to those who have capital power.
Many of our members and activists are living in threats for exposing corruption in our government in particular in the municipalities. And many people, who are not close to the politicians who are in power are being treated as enemies at their work place and in their communities.
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary of COSATU and the 60 year of the freedom charter, we must remember the comrades, who played the role for democracy which is celebrated by few people today.
We will celebrate our 21st anniversary of a democratic state, however poor workers are still facing exploitation in all sectors workers in the mines are killed daily by criminals, who uses our democracy to run away with the murder in courts, using the money they have in paying bails, paying the expensive lawyers and aocates.
Poor workers, who have no money remains un-protected, and under attack on a daily basis.
Whistleblowers for corruption in the municipalities and in our government continue to be killed by those who corrupt systems. And such relates to a case of Moses Phakoe, who was killed in 2009.
People are arrested for corruption and pay lot of money for bail and later , we are told by media that they are released on the state case being weak.
Our May Day will be celebrated on the 1st May 2015, starting with a peace full march against the African people killing each other, against criminals, who uses the service delivery issues of our poor communities to loot and damage the properties which belongs to them.
We call on all foreign nationals in our District of Dr Ruth Momphati to join us in our peace full march and our churches must lead the march and pray for our province to deliver service and create quality jobs to the people.
Our march will be starting at 9h30am and go straight to the r ground and hand over the memorandum to the Premier and the Provincial Commissioner and start our May Day celebration at 11h30 until to 16h30pm
We call on our members, communities, churches, traditional leaders, Regions of the ANC, SACP and SANCO.
More information call:
Cde Solly Phetoe
COSATU North West Provincial Secretary
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions