It’s Africa Day

25 05 2010

Apparently Africa Day is celebrated to commemorate the founding of the Organization of African Unity (a contradiction in terms if ever I saw one) on the 25th of May 1963. Accordingly we had a holiday today though I didn’t see much celebrating of anything happening, not that I was looking.

For the women labourers at work it was their third day off in a row. Yesterday they were on strike for more pay though they did not admit that they were on strike as it’s illegal to strike without 2 weeks prior notice and approval of the relevant union. Interestingly the men did not follow their lead as they have done in the past. If the strike continues tomorrow I will have to enlist the help of the police as I have done in the past. Last time two officers came along and one made a big show of pulling out and admiring his pistol whilst the woman officer told them to get back to work or else. I think I am looking forward to going off to the UK and Europe on Sunday!



3 responses

25 05 2010

Where BA cabin crews are on strike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29 05 2010

Oh crepes they are aren’t they! Fingers crossed you get here alright!

29 05 2010

Flying Air Zimbabwe – let’s hope the plane gets there OK!

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