Marches by workers’ unions are no longer serving the purpose.
Marches by Cosatu and SACP are party to the problems they march against.
They mostly demonstrate not for workers, but for positions in the ANC. They are not the vanguard of workers’ interests.
Every day we hear or read about good efforts made by the unions to fight employers, but at the end it is the employers that win.
Public servants were denied the last part of their salary increases by government and unions also lost in court.
The labour movements no longer represent the workers’ interest.
Are trade unions becoming more weaker in managing labour disputes?
Workers are asking themselves this question.
Unity has always plagued the union movements and that has been our challenge.
Trade unions must serve an important role in a free and economically prosperous society.