Friday, June 27, 2008

CEPPAWU speaks out against the petrol price

By Henry Booysen
27 June 2008


The Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union CEPPAWU has expressed its disappointment on the 80c petrol price increase and the extra 5c levy on the petrol to boost profits of the Petroleum Companies.

According to the General Secretary of CEPPAWU Welile Nolingo the 5c per litre levy is not acceptable and comes at a wrong time as food prices are going up as well.

“We call upon the Honourable Minister of Minerals and Energy Ms Buyelwa Sonjica to do the honourable thing and withdraw the 5c per litre levy to boost the profits of the Petroleum Companies who are making huge profits on the back of the rocketing oil prices,” Says Nolingo.

He elaborates that CEPPAWU will have a National Congress in August where they will take a resolution which is used by the Department of Minerals and Energy to agree on the monthly petrol price.

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