13 Feb 2012

COSATU intervenes after strikers are fired

Gauteng Province, South Africa 
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is seeking an urgent meeting with Gautrain management after 300 bus drivers were fired for going on an illegal strike. COSATU said the drivers (who are employed by Mega Express) have been outsourced. It argues this is a mechanism to shift the responsibility for fair labour practices.  
One of the drivers said “We welcome anyone who can assist us in this dilemma. We will be approaching the Gauteng Legislature to intervene. We cannot be treated like this in a democratic country".

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