Workers Day

A day to commemorate the working class. A public holiday to celebrate and recognise the people who form and continuously build the framework and foundation of the country.

A day for the workers. It is also a time where the country thanks these hard working class and gives them a day to spend with their families and loved ones, which most of them do not have the rest of the year.

There are four main Trade Unions operating in South Africa, these are: the National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC), the Labour Court, the Council for Conciliantion, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) as well as the Confederation of South African Workers Unions (CONSAWU) which was formed in 2003 and is affiliated directly with the World Confederation of Labour (WCL).

Workers Day is actually a public holiday which was, as most of the public holidays instilled after the 1994 election, a day for workers to remember their rights in this country, of which there are many.

The working class runs from stiletto blue collar workers, right through to boots and hard hat workers, it is a day for the people of the country to sleep a little later, and feel home life even if it is only for a few extra hours. South Africa has realised that commemorating its people for their hard work is as important as providing work for her people.

South Africa has realised that commemorating its people for their hard work is as important as providing work for her people.

Workers Day in 2018:

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