Cosatu to take to the highways to protest against e-tolls

2013-05-14 13:09

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Union federation Cosatu has vowed to take to Gauteng’s highways later this month to protest against e-tolling and labour brokers.

Cosatu had held discussions with both the Gauteng and national government in an attempt to persuade them to ban labour brokers and scrap e-tolls, its Gauteng provincial secretary Dumisani Dakile said today.

“We have also had discussions with the ANC in an attempt to deal with these two central issues, and these discussions have not yielded any positive outcomes thus far,” he said.

“We have then resolved to engage in a two-day action as part of the ongoing campaigns to demand the banning of the labour brokers and also the scrapping of the e-toll.”

The first march on May 24 in Joburg would affect the M1, N1, N12, and M2. The second would be in Ekurhuleni on May 31, on the N3, N12, and R21.

“We are busy mobilising the community and various community organisations to be part of the action.”

Further details would be announced at a press briefing on May 22.

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