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ANCWL Statement on Worker's Day

ANCWL Statement on Worker's Day

1 May 2017

The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) has noted with disappointment the happenings at the workers day commemoration in Bloemfontein were some attendees disrupted the proceedings at the rally.

Workers day is used worldwide as an opportunity for the workers to reflect on their successes and challenges in transforming the workplace for the benefit of the workers. It is an opportunity for workers to strategise on how to break the heavy yoke of capitalism on their shoulders and be equal beneficiaries of the fruits of their sweat and blood.

The biggest losers on the rally at Bloemfontein being disrupted are women workers who are still faced with unequal pay to their male counterparts, exclusion from senior positions, sexual abuses in workplaces to mention few. Disruptors of the workers day rally are not assisting in the course of fighting against inequality, unemployment and poverty which affects mostly black women.

South African women across all Alliance structures and outside must unite and lead the fight against partriachy in workplaces and in politics that entrenches high level of economic inequality and landlessness in black women.Unity is sacrosanct in achieving radical economic transformation which focuses on black women. It is only through unity that chauvinistic partrichial tendencies used to exclude women from occupying key decision making positions in all sectors can be defeated.

All ANCWL members, who are also members of any of the ANC Alliance partners who must tirelessly work towards the unity of ANC and its Alliance partners.

Issued by:
Meokgo Matuba
ANCWL Secretary General

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