Vavi: Cosatu march is not about Mangaung

2012-03-03 22:48

kalahari.com

Johannesburg - Cosatu's planned march for Wednesday was not about campaigning for the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung, the union's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Saturday.

"People are pre-occupied wtih Mangaung.

"When campaigns are launched they view that as [a] Mangaung agenda," he told the regional congress of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) in Tshepisong on the West Rand.

The ANC will hold its elective conference in Mangaung in December.

Vavi said every programme of the trade union federation had been viewed as a campaign for the ruling party's conference in December.

The March 7 strike was against e-tolling and the banning of labour brokers, he said.

Vavi noted that the e-tolling system was equivalent to the privatisation of roads.

"In no time everyone will be paying for the use of public roads."

He said the highways were not only for the elite but for the working class also.

Tolling is imminent on 185km of the N1, N3, N12 and R21 around Johannesburg and Tshwane.

Benefits

With effect from April 30, motorcycles with e-tags will pay 20 cents a kilometre and those without, 38c.

Light motor vehicles will pay 30c and 58c respectively, and non-articulated trucks 75c and R1.45.

Articulated trucks with e-tags will pay R1.51 a kilometre and those without R2.90.

Under the new fee system, the cost for motorcycles and light vehicles will be capped at R550 a month.

Vavi contended earlier this week that Gauteng highways were national assets and not commodities for profit.

On labour broking, Vavi repeated his call for it be banned.

"Government wants labour broking regulated while we want it banned.

"If we do not stop it, we will end up with 80% of the workers employed on temporary basis without benefits."

Cosatu also asked workers to avoid "lists or slates" when electing new Numsa leaders for the region.

"Slate politics have no logic, you must elect based on the capacity to deliver," said Vavi. The comment came after delegates could not agree on a method to conduct its election.

Numsa's Tembisa branch proposed that the election should be conducted by a show of hands while other branches opted for secret ballots.

Vavi said those elected based on slates would not serve the interest of the workers.


re on:    cosatu  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  crime  |  protests  |  strikes

- SAPA
Read more on:    cosatu  |  zwelinzima vavi  |  johannesburg  |  strikes  |  protests
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
17 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Movies
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Table View 15:33 PM
Road name: Marine Drive Northbound

DELAYS between Milnerton and Table View

Kraaifontein 15:32 PM
Road name: N1 Outbound

DELAYS between Bellville and the Okavango Road exit due to an earlier accident

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Deal of the Week!

Get bestselling John Green novels now just R99 each! Hurry and get yours while stocks last. Shop here.

Mind blowing deals on beauty & fragrances

Save up to 30% off beauty and fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 50% off hair care products!

Save up to 50% on professional hair care products at kalahari.com. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Social media is pulling you in and you have the desire to find out everything you know about your friends and you have the urge to...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.