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Last updated: 01 October 2015

FAWU supports Anti- Corruption March

1 October 2015

The Food and Allied Workers` Union wants to express that it is in full support of the "Unite Against Corruption" campaign and that it will most certainly continue to take part in any progressive initiative to fight against corruption at all levels and particularly where it rear its ugly head.

FAWU is very aware of the current triple challenges of poverty, inequalities and unemployment which are crippling our society and in particular the working class of which the majority is black Africans, women and the youth.

Corruption in public institutions and with public funds-organised or not- by those with access to power and resources, undermines our hard fought democratic dispensation and evaporates the ideals of our heroic forebearers. It is leading us unto a dangerous path, threatening our young democracy, its institutions and what it represents to the whole of society.

The corruption in the private sector that perpetuates monopoly white capital accumulation riding on the back of the select black elite, justifying the maintained status quo, if not deterioration of working people`s lives. For example, the companies involved in food price-fixing just got a little flap on their shoulders whilst prices of basic food stuff were retained and increased to even higher prices than before.

The union supported and did participate in yesterday`s march, although hamstrung by NEDLAC but will not be deterred and will also take part in similar future activities.

The President of FAWU, Atwell Nazo took part in activities in Johannesburg yesterday and the Deputy General Secretary, Moleko Phakedi and the National Treasurer Mark Oliver in the Western Cape.

We hope that this dispel the notion of some that this is the Vavi Numsa March.

Please contact Deputy General Secretary Moleko Phakedi on 082 492 5111 for more information

Released by Dominique Martin, FAWU media officer- 082 498 5631

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