Monday, March 29, 2010

Call for 'Strike-Free' World Cup

The Independent Democrat party is calling on labor officials to negotiate to ensure a "strike-free" World Cup.

Joe Mcgluwa, the ID's spokesperson for Sport, called on Nedlac to "take immediate steps" to negotiate such a period. This came after the Congress of SA Trade Unions warned that mass action against Eskom's electricity price increases could carry on during the soccer tournament.

"The ID has consistently been critical of the electricity price increases, of Nersa's rubber-stamping of Eskom’s price increase applications and of government’s shady energy deals, including ANC front company Chancellor House’s stake in them," Mcgluwa said in a statement.

"However, the World Cup is also a vital socio-economic opportunity for South Africans, especially considering our huge investments in it."

ID calls for 'strike free' World Cup
News 24
March 28, 2010