No union brief for army com­mis­sion

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THE DE­FENCE min­istry said yes­ter­day an in­terim ser­vice com­mis­sion re­port­ing on con­di­tions in the mil­i­tary had no man­date to raise the fraught is­sue of trade unions for sol­diers.

De­fence Min­is­ter Lindiwe Sisulu and Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma in Au­gust said it had been a mis­take to al­low sol­diers to be in trade unions af­ter an il­le­gal protest at the Union Build­ings turned vi­o­lent. – Sapa

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