The Congress of South African Trade Union in the NW Province condemns the continued exploitation of workers by Zeerust Metro.
Since the merging of the previous owners, Cash and Carry, and the current one, Metro Cash and Carry, the workers have been complaining about their future with the current employers.
Workers have been dismissed unfairly others took packages and others were retrenched.
Workers are currently racially exploited by the current white management and they work under very bad conditions with no protective clothes.
One of the workers worked for thirty years and continues to be exploited and being treated as a new comer.
COSATU NW visited workers during the May Day mobilization and election program and found that workers are being exploited many of the security work under bad conditions and when it is raining they are expected to work under the tree with no shelter.
As the federation in the NW we demand that the current employers explain to workers who is their real boss and why workers are exploited in the manner that they are racially exploited.
We call on the DoL to do an inspection as a matter of urgency by tomorrow and take action against the poor conditions of workers and non-compliance of the company, including making sure all racist cases are registered with the Human Rights Commission.
We call on the company to release its report on employment equity and their program for skills development for the workers.
The COSATU Provincial Secretary, with the SACCAWU leadership will be visiting the company on 23rd April 2014 at 14h30.
For more information feel free to call COSATU NW Provincial Secretary, Solly Phetoe 
Source : Congress of South African Trade Unions