Today the security guards working as outsourced cheap labour for the Gautrain continued their strike for better working conditions. Black First Land First (BLF) supports the striking security guards. Gautrain makes profits for white monopoly capital and its black lackeys but refuses to pay a living wage to the security guards who risk their lives for the company.
BLF calls on Gautrain users to show solidarity with the striking security guards by boycotting the train for the duration of the strike. Furthermore, BLF calls on all workers providing services to the company to join the striking security guards. Gautrain owners hope to weaken the workers through dividing them by intimidation and threats. Workers are one – irrespective if they are cleaners, bus drivers or security guards.
BLF calls on Gautrain management to meet all the demands of the security guards now! Furthermore BLF calls for the insourcing of all the services on the Gautrain rail line. We say no to slave labour.
The owners of Gautrain must say how much they pay labour brokers per security guard. That is the money of workers – the people who do the real work. Let no one benefit from the sweat of others.
Viva security guards viva!
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST MOVEMENT (BLF NCC)
4 December 2017
Black First Land First
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(BLF Deputy President)
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(Deputy National Spokesperson)
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