Fight the Bosses! – WSF strike leaflet, 19 August 1997

General Strike - WSF, 19 August 1997

Flyer produced by the WSF for the general strike on 19 August 1997

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WORKERS must support the struggle organised by COSATU. Only mass action will make Mr FAT CAT boss listen to our demands.

In the end, socialism remains the only road. The workers solution isrevolutionary industrial unionismworkerscontrol over the land andfactories through trade unionaction.

  • COSATU calls for double pay for Sunday work, six months maternity leave, four months of which must be paid, a 40 hour work week, and an end to workplace apartheid. COSATU calls for reconstruction and development.
  • BOSSES call for lower pay, less paid maternity leave, low wages, less safety regulations, and other forms of so-called “flexibility”. The bosses stand for the exploitation of Black workers.

Mass Action the only way

THE BOSSES are unwilling to compromise. They want to be “internationally competitive”: to pay low wages and enforce bad safety conditions so they can keep up their profits. Only mass action can force them back.

TO WIN we need our powerful industrial unions- democratically controlled by the workers. To win, we need to fight in the spirit of no compromise.

Reject GEAR

IN THIS fight we cannot rely on the government and politicians. They havereplaced the RDP with the so-calledGEAR programme. GEAR calls forprivatisation, more tax on workers, cutsin social spending, wage restraint, andless regulations on the bosses. GEAR is a bosses programme.

The road to freedom is not parliament but mass action, socialism, and working-class democracy.


Issued by:

WORKERS SOLIDARITY FEDERATION

“There will never be peace while the rich bosses have everything, and the millions of workers have nothing”. “Only when the workers unite in militant trade unions to take over and mange the factories and land in a socialist revolution can we end capitalist exploitation and the legacy of apartheid oppression.”

For FREE INFORMATION about the WORKERS SOLIDARITY FEDERATION,

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VIVA WORKERS POWER AND WORKERS CONTROL!

FORWARD TO REVOLUTIONARY INDUSTRIAL UNIONISM!

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