Cosatu e-toll march
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.