COSATU protests against Aurora directors
by MTHULISI SINANDA
PRETORIA – THE Congress of South African Trade Unions and allies are picketing at North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in a protest against the postponement of the case against Aurora directors who have allegedly not paid workers for years.
COSATU is jointly picketing with the National Union of Mineworkers, with the support of Solidarity Trade Union.
COSATU North West Provincial Secretary, Solly Phetoe, said they would be picketing outside the court to appeal to the court not to grant them the permission for postponement on the basis of workers who had not been paid since 2009.
“Many of those workers are sick today due to stress. Others have lost their families and their properties and children have been expelled from schools, and worst of all we have lost lives,” he said.
He requested the court to rule in favour of the workers and all the creditors and that Aurora must pay workers what is due to them so that they could start a new life with other companies.
“The court must just rule that their (directors’) properties must be attached and workers must be paid their monies by the second week of September 2014.
We call media to support the workers by exposing those criminals.”
– CAJ News
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