South Africa

Cosatu puts all its weight behind the drivers on strike

Drivers said they are being exploited and victimized on South African roads due to unfair trading practices, which pit them against other industry players and want MEC Jacob Mamabolo to take action.

A protester calling via email outside the Gauteng Department of Transport offices. Photo: Masechaba Sefularo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has declared its support for protesting drivers demanding improved enforcement systems, an end to alleged exploitation and government regulation of the industry.

Their brief of demands was received by the Deputy Director General of the Gauteng Department of Transport, Motubatse Motubatse, on behalf of MEC Jacob Mamabolo in Johannesburg on Wednesday afternoon.

Drivers said they are being exploited and victimized on South African roads due to unfair trading practices, which pit them against other industry players and want Mamabolo to take action.

Meanwhile, Zikho Tamela of the Satawu Transport Union said that although the union was aware of the plight of the drivers calling via email, the federation had now thrown its weight behind their mass protest.

“Your operation in your industry is part of our challenge. Together we must fight the capitalists, we must fight for our interests as workers. Our future is in our hands, comrades.

Tamela said Cosatu management would join the drivers on the final day of their protest on Thursday.



Cosatu puts all its weight behind the drivers on strike

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