A strike led by Congress of South African Trade Unions against corruption, job losses and the government’s reversal of public sector wage hikes was badly timed as the country grapples with an economic downturn worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry said. According to the African News Agency, Cape Chamber president Janine Myburgh said in a statement issued today that with the National Treasury struggling to find R10 billion to bail out failing national carrier South African Airways, while COVID-19 regulations have led to massive job losses, government workers who depend on taxpayers for their wages should have thought twice before demanding more money.