Monday, April 21, 2008

COSATU to picket for jobs and poverty in the Western Cape

By Henry Booysen
21 April 2008


The Congress of South African Trade Unions will be holding a picket outside the Provincial Parliament on Thursday in outrage against high costs of food and electricity as they believe it is being imposed on poor communities in the Western Cape.

According to Tony Ehrenreich COSATU General Secretary in the Western Cape the Provincial Government appears to be in denial with regards to the rising prices and current cost of living.

“We insist that the Provincial Government convenes an urgent food summit to discuss the crisis and ways in which to address it,says Ehrenreich.

He said that COSATU will be setting out a plan of action with churches and different spheres of society as they believe that there is a number of ways that the prices of food can be reduced.

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