South Africa’s largest labour union plans nationwide strike over mass layoffs

FILE PHOTO: Protesters attend a demonstration organised by The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) which are pushing for a nationwide strike to protest against corruption, in Johannesburg, South Africa, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s largest labour union group, with more than a million and a half members, said on Wednesday it would stage a nationwide strike on Feb. 13 over large-scale layoffs at ailing state-owned firms and at private companies. The decision by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) poses a major […]

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