NHLANGANO: Wander Mkhonza, the Secretary General of the Amalgamated Trade Union Congress of Swaziland(ATUSWA) said textile workers would soon engage in another protest action in demand for salary increment.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Tuesday shortly after thousands of textile workers in Nhlangano engaged in a protest despite the heavy rains, Mkhonza said the workers were demanding a salary increment of at least fifteen Rands(R15.00) per hour.
“As the situation stands, our salary per hour is equivalent to one loaf of bread and we will fight until we receive a salary increment”, said the ATUSWA Secretary General.
Phila Buthelezi, the Minister of Labour and Social Security had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
The protest by textile workers comes after Mswati’s Government exposed them to unfair labour practices by employers through underpaying Gazettes and oppressive labour laws.