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COSATU FULLY BEHIND SARHWU ACTION

Issued by: Congress of South African Trade Unions

COSATU PRESS STATEMENT 13 December 1995

SUBJECT : WORK STOPPAGE BY SARHWU

COSATU is fully behind the action currently undertaken by SARHWU members countrywide. We do not believe that it is incompatible with the agreement reached with labour by the government to enter into negotiations for a national framework. This action underscores our rejection of privatisation and the anger that workers feel towards the announcement.

It will also serve as a platform through which members will be informed of the Monday meeting, the issues we intend to raise and the mass mobilisation that we intend to take within the country.

Today, we will be meeting with SANCO, embarking on demonstra- tions in Telkom and preparing for the COSATU executive tomorrow at 10h00 where a national strategy will evolve.

We wish to warn management that interdicts will only serve to highten conflict rather than resolve the matter. It is they who have made some of this proposals to the government. They have come out in support of these proposals, were present in the Naboomspruit bosberaad, they serve as board and management members and will therefore bear the brunt of our anger.

Issued by COSATU General Secretary Sam Shilowa

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