South Africa’s 1.2 million public servants have embarked on what they call an indefinite strike to press their demand for an 8.6% wage increase and a housing allowance increase of R1000. The government is offering 7% and R700 more for housing.
Here are some of the key statements so far from the two sides:
It amazes me that the gullable workers of today actually believe the trade unions. What happens when you loose your kob? The union will not help you. The top brass of the unions drive fancy cars and stay in fancy suburbs and send their kids to private schools annd have private doctors. The workers don’t have that.The union incites the workers to cause havoc, break down buildings etc. Who pays, the tax payer, who by the way is that same worker striking. Yes we all would like a livable wage at the end of the day. When you actually see your pay at the end of the month you will notice a considerable amount goes to the tax coffers. This is spent on luxuary cars, and unnessacry parties within government. Maybe the government should cut back on thier increases and lluxouuries and consider the workers. At the same time the workers should look at what they are doing and consider thier own pockets hen they break and vandalise property for the unions cause. Just maybe the workers should also start reconsidering their affiliation to a union. That way they might save monies as well! It is actually pathetic to see how schools are having to close doors due to the striking, how disfunctional hospitals and Polices services become during these periods. On top of that there are those who actually have a passion and want to work, but are to scared for themselves and their families. This all due to an actual minority of power hungry people who manage to intimidate and threaten normal people. This, I doubt is what Madiba actually wanted when he came to power, and I think it saddens him!