Labour federation Cosatu in KwaZulu-Natal says it is clamping down on employers who abuse their employees.
Union members picketed outside a Vehicle Repair Garage called – The Don – in Durban’s Dr Pixley KaSeme Street – formerly known as West Street.
This comes after the owner Don Govender’s son allegedly poured petrol on an employee and set her alight.
Provincial Cosatu Secretary, Edwin Mkhize, says the labour federation will always stand side by side with the poor and neglected in society who are suffering at the hands of employers.
“We are really very much concerned about this persistence abuse to workers, their persistence exploitation of workers by some of their employers and really saying this thing is very much inhumane and employers must desist from doing that thing. These workers are already suffering – they are selling their blood, lastly they are putting their last effort to make sure that these companies are able to sustain. The very same bosses that are making profit while these workers are getting peanuts – how can the employer show some kind of gratitude by burning the worker with petrol – we are devastated and angry.”