On the Black Working Class, Workers and AZAPO’s Labour Policy


  • AZAPO Will Outlaw Labour Brokers and Give Workers All Basic Labour Protections and Benefits

An AZAPO government’s labour policy will ensure that the basic protections afforded workers in the law, are all upheld and enforced by employers.

Unlike the situation at present, an AZAPO government will outlaw labour brokers. All employers will have to ensure that every worker in their establishment is registered and enjoys benefits such as pension, medical aid, occupational health, injury and accident benefits. These benefits will be compulsory for all businesses, large and small. In the case of small businesses, they would have to participate and contribute to industry wide collective schemes to afford all workers these basic protections.

  • Support for Trade Unions Rights and the System of Collective Bargaining

An AZAPO government will recognise and support the trade union movement and strengthen collective bargaining, so that workers and employers resolve workplace disputes through shop floor dialogue, and agree on a fair and equitable wage and benefits system.

Failure to achieve these historically fought for rights and privileges by workers, would render years of selfless struggles by the working class to nothingness, and only exacerbate their continued exploitation by the bosses.

  • Our Labour Policy Will Advance the Interest of the Black Working Class

An AZAPO labour policy will be irrevocably worker oriented and driven; be socialist to its core, anti-imperialist and anti­ capitalist in its outlook.

Sweetheart trade unions and federations that seek to promote the interest of employers will not be recognised based on AZAPO‘s principle of non-collaboration between capital and labour. This will be done in order to safeguard the interests of the working class against predatory capitalism.

The labour policy must strive to unapologetically advance the interests of the Black Working Class – the real creators of wealth- as the most exploited section of workers in our country.

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