MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Urgent Solution is Imperative to End Workers Strikes

27 August 2013    

 

The IFP urged all the affected parties to double their efforts to find common ground to end workers strikes which are underway in different sectors.

 

IFP Spokesperson on Labour, Mr Albert Mncwango, MP, said, “We are very concerned about the industrial conflict arising from wage negotiations disagreements. The failure in wage negotiations doesn’t help the growth of our economy, and they are a great threat to potential investors. They create a bad name of our country in the world of economy.”

 

“We are also concerned that the on-going strikes will cripple our economy which will increase more chances of job losses. This country is facing the challenge of unemployment and strikes of this nature make it impossible for our economy to create more job opportunities. The effect of these strikes will also have a negative impact to the dependants of workers and also workers themselves as employers will apply a “NO WORK, NO PAY” policy,” said Mncwango.

 

“IFP calls on Government to urgently intervene in this situation as it appears to be escalating and intensifying. In addition we call on workers to ensure all strikes are peaceful,” concluded Mncwango.

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Labour, Hon Albert Mncwango MP, 083 448 4896

  

Or contact: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison Officer, Mr PhendulaniBiyase, 073 024 5675