Friday, June 15, 2007

Cosatu to march to the convention centre

By Tarryn Le Chat
15 June 2007

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) will be holding a demonstration at the convention centre today, to protest against the SA government’s disregard it has shown towards public service wage demands.

Tony Ehrenreich, provincial secretary for Cosatu says, “What is clear is that the South Africa government is more concerned about the World Bank and its impressions than the interest of the South African population.”

“The World Bank is the ones who are calling telling the South African government to cut its public expenditure so it can give more money back to the wealthy in tax cuts. These policies of the world Bank have been discredited across the world”, says Ehrenreich.

According to Ehrenreich the government has a surplus of R12 billion and the money needed to give a 10 percent increase would cost R3 billion.

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