South Africa: Govt workers start indefinite strike
Aug 17 2010 22:07
Johannesburg – Public sector workers will embark on a full-blown, indefinite strike on Wednesday after rejecting the government’s latest pay offer.
“The strike is on,” SA Democratic Teachers’ Union president Thobile Ntola said on Tuesday night at a briefing by Congress of SA Trade Union-affiliated unions and the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC).
“The government went on strike first by refusing to give in to the demands of the workers,” he said.
“Tomorrow (Wednesday) all public sector workers will embark on an indefinite strike until such time that the state comes to its senses.”
ILC chairperson Chris Klopper said its demand of a medical subsidy, housing allowance and recognition of academic qualifications and a [continue reading]