Striking workers disrupt South Africa’s parliament

By Editorial Board - 25 November 2015 at 12:15 pm

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s public broadcaster aired images of striking parliamentary staff workers disrupting meetings in parliament for the second time in weeks.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation on Tuesday aired video footage of staff disturbing the national assembly in Cape Town by singing from the public gallery, forcing the session to adjourn. Dozens of workers also burst into committee meetings wearing red T-shirts and carrying placards.

A leader of the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union told the public broadcaster they interrupted parliament after stalled negotiations over annual bonuses and salary increases.

The public broadcaster said the strike has dragged on for about two weeks. Striking staffers include researchers, cleaners and cafeteria servers.

Earlier this month, the African News Agency reported striking workers filled the grounds outside parliament, disrupting meetings.


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