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The #ScrapTheNewLabourLaws campaign has been organised to defend workers and famillies against the unrelenting attack by government, employers and sweetheart trade union federations at NEDLAC. Their proposed ammendments can only lead to weakened rights to strike, longer concilliation processes, low incomes and job losses.
02 May 2018
The Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union of South Africa (DEMAWUSA) rebukes the decision of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) that puts into effect rules that are a clear targeting of Caster Semenya and may lead to her being forced to take medication to lower her natural testosterone levels or face disqualification from her specialty race which are 400m, 800m and 1500m races. This new rule which will become effective as of November 1st 2018, is wrong and a dehumanizing, sexist and racist attack on Semenya. Not only is IAAF using policies alike to Apartheid South Africa, they fail to respect that Testosterone is not the only measure of difference between men and women. Also their reasons for the new law are vague and not substantiated by research. DEMAWUSA calls on Minister of Sport Ms Thokozile Xaba, Athletics SA and SASCOC to boldly intervene on the matter.
ISSUED BY DEMAWUSA
Contact Person: Adv Mohau Mokgatla (General Secretary): 061 538 7591