CAPE TOWN - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) accused the Western Cape of demonstrating hostility towards workers' rights on Tuesday.
Hundreds of trade union federation members marched to the Cape Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday’s Worker’s Day.
They were also protesting the use of labour brokers.
A noisy contingent of workers sang and danced their way through Cape Town's streets.
Several donned red Cosatu T-shirts, while others waved placards with anti-labour brokering slogans.
Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich then handed over a memorandum of demands to the Cape Chamber of Commerce.
“We want an end to labour broking.
“This is the only province where the government demonstrates towards workers’ rights.”
The Cape Town Mayor's chief of staff Paul Bouhey received the memorandum.
“These demands are best directed at national government but we will listen and we will take them seriously.”
Ehrenreich said Cosatu refused to tolerate the undermining of workers' rights.
(Edited by Clare Matthes)