Thousands gather to hear Ramaphosa’s Workers’ Day address

 

Thousands of people have arrived at the Isaac Wolfson stadium in Kwazakhele in Nelson Mandela Bay ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address at a May Day rally on Tuesday.

Linda Madolo‚ a domestic worker from Zwide‚ said she had to get up early to take a taxi to the rally.

“My employer is deducting my pay for today‚ but it is worth it‚” said Madolo.

“I think the president can help with some‚ but not all‚ of our problems [as domestic workers].”

Another supporter‚ who works as a cleaner at Nelson Mandela University but asked not to be named‚ said she wanted to know more about her rights.

“We still work under discrimination. [The children of our employers] are still being raised by us‚ but we have to use separate dishes. We don’t have maternity or sick leave.”

Ramaphosa is expected to deliver the main address later on Tuesday.

https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2018-05-01-thousands-arrive-for-may-day-rally/

– HeraldLIVE

By Odette Parfitt DispatchLIVE

Source: TMG Digital

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