Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Senior Citizens to picket outside Parliament


By Tarryn Le Chat
12 June 2007

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and Sanlam are hosting their senior citizens events today.

These citizens from the Western Cape, one of many other sectors within the society are coming out in support for the call from the Public servants demand for a 12 percent wage increase.

The senior citizens are picketing at the gates of Parliament today from 10h00 – 11h30am to show their support for the striking workers.

According to a statement, senior citizens have free access to trains from 9h00 – 15h00pm and must provide their identity documents on the station if they are over the age of 60 years.

Busses are also provided from Adderley Street (Greyhound offices) to the gates of Parliament in Plein Street.

Volunteers are on the station to help direct the people to busses.

Getrude Thompson, chairperson of Cosatu Senior Citizens committee, was unavailable for comment on the publishing of this article.

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