Stay­away: Fight­ing some­one else’s bat­tle

Lesotho Times - - Opinion & Analysis -

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.

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