Image via: @EFF_Cape_Metro / Twitter

EFF Western Cape to lead workers march to department of labour

The EFF in the Western Cape has vowed to address labour-related issues affecting workers via a march. Issues include unpaid UIF Ters benefits.


Image via: @EFF_Cape_Metro / Twitter

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the Western Cape will be leading a workers march to the Department of Labour in Cape Town on Thursday 10 December 2020. 

The red berets said the march comes at a time when a number of South African companies claimed UIF Ters benefits and failed to pay the money out to employees. That’s, however, not all the EFF is marching for. 


Apart from UIF COVID-19 Ters matters, the march will also address other labour-related matters and challenges that workers face. 

“Since its formation, the EFF labour desk has been inundated with requests from workers across different sectors asking the desk to assist them to access their UIF COVID-19 Ters money from employers who are either refusing to pay the money to the employees or put the blame squarely on the department of labour for not acting fast enough to process these payments,” it said. 

“As the EFF Western Cape Labour desk, we believe that workers’ struggles are land struggles and land struggles are economic struggles, hence we as the EFF Western Cape labour desk has taken it upon ourselves to fight for the workers to get what is due to them,” it added. 

The EFF Western Cape labour desk will also be marching to deliver its memorandum to the department of labour to put pressure on the department to expedite these applications and investigate companies that have “stolen” from workers.

The march will be addressed by the EFF Central Command Team member, member of national parliament and head of the EFF Labour desk nationally, Cmsr Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi.


Almost two weeks ago, on 27 November 2020, the EFF in the Western Cape held a community march in Kraaifontein. Members marched to the Municipal offices in Kraaifontein, the Kraaifontein Police Station, as well as, the day hospital. 

Party members said they were visiting municipal offices regarding poor service delivery and evictions, the police station for crime, gender-based violence and protection fees and the day hospital for HIV/AIDS patient discrimination and poor healthcare. 

“The City of Cape Town tried and failed to stop the Kraaifontein people’s march. We won in court to have the EFF march approved. Today we will expose them for who they are. No one can defeat the power of the masses,” it said.