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Friday, 8 April 2011

UNIONS TO IGNORE PROTEST BAN

Labour unions in Swaziland say their three-day mass protest due for next week will go ahead, despite the ban announced yesterday (7April 2011) by the Swazi Prime Minister.


The Labour Coordinating Council (LCC) says Barnabas Dlamini had no legal right to make the ban. He cited no laws that the unions are violating, nor did he produce a court order that they are accused of disregarding.


Dlamini, who is the illegally-appointed Prime Minister of Swaziland, has a long history of abusing civil liberties and human rights. In the past he has disregarded the courts when it suits him.


In a statement the LCC said, it had followed all legal procedures and the protest set to start next Tuesday (12 April 2011) and due to last three days would go ahead.


The LCC is made up of all the major unions in Swaziland, including the Swaziland Federation of Labour, the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions and the Swaziland National Association of Teachers.


Marches are due to take place in three regions: Mbabane, Manzini and Nhlangano.


See also


SWAZI PM BANS APRIL 12 UPRISING

http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2011/04/swazi-pm-bans-april-12-uprising.html




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