Simunye Workers Forum members shot during protest
Publication: Elitsha News
Author: Ramatamo Sehoai
Four members of the Simunye Workers Forum and bystanders were shot on Saturday afternoon after a meeting with the owner of a bakery in Germiston, east of Johannesburg.
The Simunye Workers Forum (SWF) says that what was a peaceful demonstration and a cordial engagement with the employer ended in bloodshed on the weekend as the employer unleashed his trigger happy security guards on the union members. Four were shot and lie in hospital, two of whom are fighting for their lives in intensive care while the other two are critical and stable. One of the injured is a board member of the Casual Workers Advisory Office (CWAO), a labour rights organisation in Germiston that is working closely with SWF and share mutual interest.
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