By Thys Khiba
Mahikeng – The Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) in the North West province decided to prioritise supporting public and private sector trade unions in the fight against greed, exploitation, and marginalisation of workers.
“On the public sector, our immediate task is to continue engaging with NEHAWU in the province on how we can go about fighting for the permanent employment of Community Health Workers in line with resolution 1 of 2018 and the ANC 2019 National Elections manifesto,” YCLSA Provincial Secretary, Tsietsi Letsebe said.
According to the Provincial Committee, the African National Congress (ANC) government has betrayed the Community Health Workers of this country.
“In the 2019 Manifesto under health the manifesto of the ANC for national elections campaigned support with a commitment that it will employ all CHWs on a permanent basis and 2 years later CHWs are still not employed,” Letsebe said.
In continuation with their engagements, the YCLSA Moses Kotane confirmed that they will be engaging with the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and other trade unions about issues of workers on the private sector level.
The Provincial Committee held their first virtual plenary session on the 9th of July 2021 since its 5th Provincial Congress.
“Traditionally the meeting would have been held physically so as to socialise and induct the newly elected 5th Provincial Committee (PC) leadership collective. However due to Covid-19 lockdown level 4 regulations the meeting had to convene virtually as it is very important to get the ball rolling as the mammoth task of taking the organisation to new heights in an effort to champion the interests of young people of North West province cannot be postponed by anything, not even Covid-19 itself,” Letsebe said.
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