Concerns At Workers' Parliament Vindicate IFP

30 May 2014.



The IFP says complaints raised by participants in today’s Workers’ Parliament vindicate what has always been the party’s complaint that these sectoral parliaments are just talk-shops which do not address issues raised by participants. The IFP said this in reaction to complaints voiced by several participants in the Workers’ Parliament which is sitting at Dukuza in Bergville today and tomorrow (Thursday, 29-Friday, 30 May 2014). Several participants complained that presentations done in this sitting did not address issues that were raised in the last Workers’ Parliament held.


Commenting on these concerns, IFP Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature Joshua Mazibuko said: “The concerns voiced by several workers about the failure of Departments to give reports on issues raised in the last Workers’ Parliament vindicate what we have been saying all along, that these outreach programs have lost their objective. Instead of them being forums where workers and the public raise their concerns and for the government to give account, they have become talk-shops which achieve very little.


“We therefore call on the Speaker to ensure that each time there has been such an outreach program, she must ensure that issues raised by communities receive proper attention from departments and responses are given back to communities. Otherwise, we would offer support to those who feel that there is no point in holding them.



For Further Information:

M. Joshua Mazibuko, MPL

083 992 6135