Pretoria: President Jacob Zuma says since the dawn of democracy, much has been done to improve the rights of workers in South Africa.
“South Africa is a better place than it was before. Government has ensured that the rights of the workers are protected,” he said.
The President was addressing the Worker’s Day celebrations at the Curries Fountain Sports ground in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday.
He said government had introduced a number of laws to ensure that the rights of the workers are protected and that government was opposed to the oppression of the working population.
The President encouraged unity among workers. “It is important for the workers to be united. Let us unite, let us unite our country,” he said.
He cautioned against infighting within the organisations that represent workers, saying they should be exemplary.
Since the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994, 1 May has been marked as Worker’s Day.
The main celebration in KwaZulu-Natal was attended by hundreds of workers from different provinces.
SOURCE: South African Official News