Rustenburg - The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in North West has called on the police to escort buses to its May Day rally in Rustenburg.
“Cosatu calls the SA Police Service to make sure that all our transport or buses that are going to take our members, including the alliance members, to the rally are escorted from the bus rank to the pickup points to the stadium and back home safe Ä in particular in the mining area,” said provincial secretary Solly Phetoe on Wednesday.
He said the rally would focus on problems facing the workers in the mining sector, in particular in the platinum belt, and the problems faced by workers on the farms and at retailers.
He said retail and farm workers were still subjected to racial discrimination at the work place and their rights as workers were being undermined.
“We want to repeat our call: farmers and retailers must release all workers to attend their May Day celebration and allow all workers to exercise their rights of voting on May 7.”