Tebogo Msimanga |
ActionSA says it notes with concern the mass protest action scheduled by COSATU and SAFTU set to take place on Wednesday this week. The Party’s President Herman Mashaba said they encourage the labour force not to be manipulated into participating in a mass protest action for no pay if union bosses are not prepared to also forfeit salaries on protest days.
“While we appreciate the precipitous rise in the cost of living and the unacceptably high rates of unemployment, the economy cannot afford a mass shutdown”.
Mashaba added that it is incredibly bizarre that COSATU seems to be protesting against itself seeing as it is part of governing Tripartite Alliance.
“We support the need for a Basic Income Grant as a safety net for those vulnerable in our society but we will be achieved do not think this we achieved by further depressing our economy through largescale protest action”.