The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and its affiliate the National Union of the Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) will be protesting outside the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town on Tuesday morning to demand improved health and safety measures at the facility.
SAFTU General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will test for coronavirus on Monday again after being treated for the virus and discharged from hospital.
Labour federation Federation of Unions of South Africa has threatened to strike over government’s decision to backtrack on a three year agreement that would have given civil servants a seven percent wage increase from the beginning of next month.
Chaos has erupted between Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members and the police ahead of the march on Friday morning.
Government’s decision to cut the wage bill of public servants by more R160 billion over the next three years has sparked an angry reaction from labour unions.