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Marches Planned Across SA| News by Staff Reporter
In protest of labour brokers and etolling in Gauteng
Nationwide strikes are set to take place on Wednesday 7 March as trade union Cosatu opposes the continued use of labour brokers and the pending tolls on Gauteng highways.
A total of 32 marches have been planned across South Africa, according to Cosatu (Congress of South African Trade Unions) spokesperson Patrick Craven.
The largest of the strikes would take place in Cape Town and Johannesburg, said Craven, although “The other strikes will be just as important.”
Craven said Cosatu, who is conducting the marches in protest of the continued use of labour brokers as well as the planned implementation of etolling on Gauteng freeways, could still call off the strike if government changed its stance on the aforementioned issues.
“If the government comes out today and tells us it’s banning labour brokers and scrapping the etoll system, we’ll call off the strike,” he said.
More than 20 000 people were expected to take part in the strikes.