As we commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre we need to take stock of how we have fared in establishing labour harmony in our country.

Under our democracy the trade union movement is free to engage, and the right to strike is enshrined in the constitution. As such, the scenes that have characterised labour disputes, such as the events that took place in recent weeks in Tshwane involving SA Municipal Workers Union members, must be condemned. The workers’ right to strike must not infringe on other people’s right to go about their daily lives...

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