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Labour federations have again called on the government to prioritise the development of solutions to the country’s unemployment, inequality, poverty and corruption problems. In Workers’ Day statements ahead of the international holiday on Tuesday, Cosatu, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) and the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) reflected on pressures being faced by workers and the millions of unemployed South Africans. Cosatu said there would be no radical transformation if the government failed to intervene to "stem the unfolding deindustrialisation and ongoing job losses". "We demand quality economic growth that will be more inclusive. The state must take the lead to transform the legacy of underdevelopment and we want a developmental state to implement a developmental agenda. We need to work on developing an alternative production system that is based on domestic demand and human needs," Cosatu spokesman Sizwe Pamla said. Meanwhile, Saftu vowed to use May D...

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