Cosatu e-toll march

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

COSATU re­it­er­ated its call on the gov­ern­ment to scrap e-tolls when its mem­bers marched to the Gaut­eng transport depart­ment to de­mand an end to the sys­tem.

Al­though the gov­ern­ment had in­tro­duced ini­tia­tives such as the Bus Rapid Tran­sit Sys­tem and the Gau­train to ease con­ges­tion on the roads, Cosatu said more needed to be done as work­ers were still im­pacted by apartheid spa­tial plan­ning.

“E-tolls are a for­eign con­cept and in a de­vel­op­ing coun­try you can’t im­ple­ment things that be­long to de­vel­oped coun­tries. We say seven days from to­day we want an an­swer,” the fed­er­a­tion’s deputy pres­i­dent Ty­otyo James said.

Cosatu also handed over a mem­o­ran­dum to Telkom, de­mand­ing an end to re­trench­ments.

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