Cosatu to monitor Sanral court case

By Drum Digital
20 April 2012

The Congress of SA Trade Unions will keep a close eye on the upcoming legal dispute over e-tolling, the union federation said on Friday.

"Cosatu will not intervene at this stage of the proceedings, but we have requested that our lawyers maintain a watching brief," spokesman Patrick Craven said in a statement.

He said lawyers would be present when the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance takes the SA National Roads Agency Limited to court on Tuesday.

"If there is a need to intervene at a later stage, we will do so. This should in no way be understood as Cosatu backing down from its position on the e-tolls."

Earlier this week, the federation announced it was planning "the mother of all protests" against e-tolling. It would encourage its two million members to join rallies, marches, demonstrations and night vigils across the country on April 23.

E-tolling on Gauteng highways is expected to start on April 30.

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