China News Service, Johannesburg, October 7 (Reporter Wang Xi) On October 7, the four major trade union organizations in South Africa joined forces to hold a nationwide campaign against corruption and unemployment in cities including Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town. National strike.
The main reason leading to this national strike was the breakdown of salary negotiations between the South African government and trade unions.
At the same time, the four major trade union organizations also slammed South Africa's current serious unemployment, gender-based violence crimes, and serious corruption during the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
Different from traditional street strikes in the past, due to the new crown pneumonia pandemic this year, the four major South African trade union organizations required most members to “stay at home and refuse to go to work” to support this action, instead of sending a large number of members as usual Take it on the street.
In addition, the four major trade union organizations also specifically stipulate that pickets should be formed in all nine provinces and important towns in South Africa to ensure the necessary social distance between members and prevent the large-scale spread of the epidemic.
On the same day, the four major South African trade union organizations began to strike after issuing an announcement to remind the people in advance.
During this period, many industries including South Africa's transportation, education, and government departments were affected.
Some South African media commented that although the strike lasts for only one day, the cost of such a large-scale strike is heavy as the epidemic improves and the South African economy is in urgent need of recovery.
Previously, the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Cosatu), one of the four major trade union organizations, held a vigil in front of the main government agencies in South Africa on the evening of the 6th to express its dissatisfaction with the current social corruption and unemployment in South Africa through practical actions .