20Something and Surviving

STRIKE!!!!!

Tomorrow I’m off coz I have to take a days leave in order to stay alive to come to work on Thursday. This is fine with me but I am pissed that I had to apply for leave when its not my fault I have to take it!

Anyway, its a day for sleeping late and DVD marathon. I sure as hell aint going out.
If you have no idea what I’m going on about see below and
here

Cosatu warns of stayaway
Sipho Khumalo

July 07 2008at 07:35AM

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has warned of a “total shutdown” of all economic and public activity in KwaZulu-Natal as it embarks on a one-day nationwide stay away on Wednesday to protest against the high cost of living.

Its Provincial Secretary, Zet Luzipo, said the federation would demonstrate against rising fuel costs, interest rates and electricity and food costs.He said the stay away, which would include taxi associations, would be hard-hitting and bring major cities and towns to a standstill.

The stay away comes amid escalating costs that have seen the petrol price increasing almost monthly to more than R10 a litre. “Cosatu has scheduled Wednesday as a day of unprecedented mass demonstration against the rising fuel costs, interest rates, electricity costs and food costs,” Luzipo said. “There shall be no public transport on that day since taxi associations and motorists will form part of the demonstration,” said Luzipo.

He said the stay away would affect the criminal justice system, hospitals and clinics, and big marches would take place in Durban and Newcastle.

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July 8, 2008 - Posted by | cosatu, mofo don't wanna pay me., Strike

6 Comments »

  1. be sure to toitoi for effect :)~

    toytoy?
    toyyyyyyytoyyyyyyyy?
    toiiiiitoiiiiii?

    you know what i mean…

    Comment by sweets | July 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyi-toyi

    just for interests sake. I will definitely be as far away from the CBD as I can be. I hate working there but sometimes, on days like tomorrow, it has its perks.

    ūüėČ

    Comment by leez | July 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. What a croc!
    They should go toi toi in front of the OPEC office’s in Dubai rather…

    Comment by Ches | July 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. The funny thing is, due to this mass action, there will be an increase in fuel costs, interst rates and electricity and food cost. They never learn.

    Comment by Glugster | July 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. Sure makes me glad I don’t have to put up with things like that anymore.. only times we here in CH are affected by a strike is when Italian or German rail have a strike.. and you know the Swiss hate being late!

    Hope you enjoy your day off anyway, I sure could do with one!

    Comment by SwissTwist | July 9, 2008 | Reply

  6. Had such a nice day off yesterdayy almost made me forget the sillyness of the whole situation.

    Why strike and offer no solution? This country has adopted a policy of striking everytime we feel wronged or want something.

    sad.

    Comment by leez | July 10, 2008 | Reply


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