GENEVIEVE QUINTAL: Government’s hands tied as unions call the shots on jobs
To make a difference the government needs labour on its side to deal with slow growth and unemployment crisis
There is no doubt that the SA economy is in crisis, but the real storm is on the horizon. The narrowly defined unemployment rate sits at an appalling 29%, but it is likely to get worse.
More job cuts loom, and the trade unions are already on the warpath as they lose members amid the bloodbath.