Numsa corruption march derailed by Nedlac

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FILE: Numsa secretary Irvin Jim said the leadership of Cosatu was manipulating who could attend a special national congress.

JOHANNESBURG - Numsa is considering taking legal action against Nedlac after their planned anti-corruption march on Wednesday September 30 was derailed.

The union is marching to call on the government to root out corruption in key departments and take meaningful action against those found guilty.

According to Unite Against Corruption, R700-billion rand has been lost to graft in the last 20 years.

It is also demanding that more money is allocated for the office of the Public Protector.

The union had approached Nedlac to have its march declared protected. But Nedlac only issued the protection for a later date.

The union was issued with a Section 77 notice, protecting workers against disciplinary action for taking part in an industrial protest, but it is only applicable for two weeks.

Numsa is now accusing the bargaining council of being opposed to the march and using technicalities to undermine the event.

This means the planned march, expected to attract more than 100,000 people in Cape Town and Johannesburg, is now at risk.

 

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