South African Communist Party

18 November 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) is in solidarity with the over 18,000 workers led by the South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) at Massmart Group. This is in line with the SACP’s founding principles against economic exploitation of labour by capital. Labour is the key source of value in the process of production. Yet the value, which is transformed into money through the process of exchange, is appropriated by the capitalist exploiters in the form of more and more profits and unending capital accumulation as their private property. The Massmart Group workers are out on strike starting on Friday 19 November 2021 demanding simple things. One, that the Massmart Group must stop unilateral restructuring and changes to their employment conditions. Two, that the Massmart Group must increase their wages so they can improve their living conditions and those of their dependents. The workers have mandated SACCAWU to mobilise for a consumer boycott of the Massmart Group stores starting on Monday, 22 November 2021. The SACP joins the union in mobilising solidarity with the workers. Massmart Group comprises the following warehouses and retail stores: Warehouse: Makro and Fruitspot Massbuild: Builders Warehouse, Builders Express, Builders Trade Depot and Builders Superstores Masscash: Rhino Cash & Carry, Jumbo Cash & Carry, Cambridge, and various other Cash & Carry stores ISSUED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNIST PARTY | SACP EST. 1921 AS THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA | CPSA 1921–2021: 100 YEARS OF UNBROKEN STRUGGLE PUT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT SOCIALISM IS THE FUTURE—BUILD IT NOW! Dr Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo SACP Central Committee Member: Media & Communications FOR INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENTS, MEDIA LIAISON & CIRCULATION SERVICES Hlengiwe Nkonyane Communications Officer: Media Liaison, Multimedia & Digital Communications Platforms Co-ordinator Mobile: +27 79 384 6550 OFFICE & OTHER CONTACT DETAILS Office: +2711 339 3621/2 Twitter: SACP1921 Website: www.sacp.org.za Facebook Page: South African Communist Party WELCOME TO THE SACP DONATION PAGE: https://donate.sacp.org.za/. PLEASE MAKE A CLEAN DONATION.

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SACP expresses its unwavering solidarity with the Massmart Group workers led by SACCAWU