​They said she must wait

They said she must wait
until the pain gets worse
 
so did that place where
a certain rank of humanity
rewards itself hugely
for keeping others
in their place
 
management refuses
to let a worker go
to the clinic
she miscarriaging
at a till
 
so says a social media circular
adding that her union refused
to take up a case of abuse
saying they only deal
with labour relations
(and not with human rights abuses)
 
They said she must wait
until the pain gets worse
so says that place where
a CEO’s annual bonus
beggars belief
 
They said she must wait
until the pain gets worse
 
How long still
 
Not yet Uhuru
 
A social media posting by Shaheed Mahomed on the “Shoprite 8” brings this one forth. This particular worker’s case was postponed.

Resource type: 
Paper
Author(s): 
David Kapp

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