COSATU Media Release, 15 October 2008


Boycott, go-slow and non-handling of goods to Swaziland


The Congress of South African Trade Unions, together with its affiliates and its working-class and Civil Society allies, has organised a week of boycott, go-slow and non-handling of goods to Swaziland.

This is to protest against the lack of democracy in that country, which is still ruled by a kleptocratic absolute monarch, and also against specific grievances including the outrageous banning of the Southern African Social Forum by the royal-puppet, appointee Swazi government this week.

This week of multiple actions commences on 27 October 2008 and continues until 1 November 2008.

More details of these actions will follow in due course.

For further details please contact:

· COSATU International Department, Bongani Masuku, 079 499 6419
· SACP International Department, Lucian Segami, 011 339 3633
· Swaziland Solidarity Network, Lucky Lukhele, 072 502 4141

Media Release sent by Dominic Tweedie,
Editor The Shopsteward magazine
011 339 4911
dominic@cosatu.org.za