COSATU’s Hypocritical Jobs March a Farce

The IFP notes that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) hypocritical march for jobs unto its very own alliance partner, the ANC, for job shedding, loadshedding and the unbundling of ESKOM.

The farcical march is non-sensical as COSATU will not be able to backtrack on their resolution taken at their congress in September last year to support the ANC in the 2019 National and Provincial Elections.

The hypocrisy in workers marching unto themselves essentially speaks to the very rot within the ANC and their alliance partners.

This march comes at a time that our country can ill-afford strike-action in an ailing economy and when workers are needed most to remain within their jobs. We cannot afford to disrupt classrooms and primary health care services due to unwarranted industrial action.

The ANC and its alliance partners are solely responsible for policy uncertainty which does not bode well for investment in our country. Over 9 million people are unemployed and this is a direct result of ANC incompetence, mismanagement and misalignment of the economy and poor economic policy which drives key sectors to create jobs.

COSATU would do well to halt their strike action and move to push for a break-away from their mother-body, the ANC, if they wish to have any real impact on job creation and have a credible voice which is more representative of millions of workers in our country.

Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
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