The Congress of SA Trade Unions in Mpumalanga will today, in solidarity with eSwatini government workers protest and block the Mahamba and Matsamo border posts.
“Mpumalanga Cosatu supports the strike by eSwatini’s National Public Services & Allied Workers Union [NAPSAWU] and other public sector unions of Swaziland and holds a strong view that their demand for a living wage is a genuine one which must be acceded to by the government of Swaziland. Cosatu will be leading border protests alongside its national affiliate NEHAWU, “said Sizwe Pamla or Cosatu.
Government workers in the neigbouring country want a 7.8% salary increase from the King. Their last increase was 3 years ago.