Stayaway: Fighting someone else’s battle
THE proposed stay away by a coalition of “Concerned Non-state Actors” on 12 May 2016 is a political stunt, and as such I think it is likely to flop since the working class is being targeted as a resource to fight some people’s political battle.
I wonder if the working class can stoop so low as to be fooled around the alliance which consists of the opposition’s henchmen who never, at any time and in any way, supported the working class whose working conditions are still poor, and whose wages and salaries are still trapped in the slavery net.
I think workers should not fight someone else’s battles.
There is a lot to be done to improve working conditions at the workplace including fighting for better wages and salaries.
The unions should defend members from the claws of the em- ployer. When I look at the Maseru Region Taxi Operators (MRTO) as part of the coalition I see an employer who uses employees to fight someone else’s battles.
There is definitely no time for fighting somebody else’s battles. Where are industrial revolutions by the working class?
Let me pretend I am a hypocrite just for this fortnight that includes the 12th day of May 2016.
Let’s assume the working class has nothing to complain about at their workplaces because they get satisfactory wages that accord them to spend, save and invest and the only thing left in them is energy to fight someone’s political battles, cui bono?
I strongly advise the working class to fight their battles at work and leave the political battles to the imperialists and the capitalists.
Watch them and make use of an opportunity by your own problems. N Manya Ha Pululu.