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The SA Communist Party yesterday called on government to show its commitment to ending the 14-day-old national strike by public servants.
Spokeman Malesela Maleka said the party accused the government of "sowing divisions among the workers through termination of employment and appropriation of the media to smash and bash unions.
"We urge government to seriously consider measures that are aimed at resolving the current deadlock," said Maleka.
The party also condemned what he referred to as "state-led violence" directed at workers who have been marching peacefully during the strike.
Maleka said police firing on workers in Kimberley yesterday was a case in point.
The party called on senior government leaders to condemn all acts of violence and intimidation "from whichever quarter it emerges, including the police".
Earlier, the ANC called on all striking public service workers who were to take to the streets yesterday "to resist those elements that are bent on acts of violence and intimidation".
The ANC commended the striking workers for the disciplined and peaceful manner in which they had protested to date.
The party also called on all parties involved in the wage talks to move swiftly to address the needs of public service workers and the broader public, and ensure the proper functioning of affected public institutions. - Sapa