Johannesburg - As workers and civil society are rallied to join the upcoming South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) nationwide strike on Wednesday, here's what you need to know about the strike.
Saftu on Monday announced it would embark on a general strike over what it terms "the biggest attacks on working-class people, trade unions and the poor" since the end of apartheid.
Saftu further added that it would rally its affiliates and allies in civil society to demand "action to end the country’s crisis of unemployment, poverty and inequality".
Saftu acting spokesperson Patrick Craven said they were expecting their protest action to be the start of a long struggle to stop legislations which make life “even worse” for the majority of workers.
“That’s the real economic crisis, not what’s happening on the stock exchange and we’re a convinced that a law that legitimises poverty pay at the terrible level of R20 an hour will have a very negative effect.