13 February 2015
The Congress of South African Trade Union
in the Western Cape will be embarking
on a strike action in the province over the increase of bread prices.
Cosatu has also called on government to
regulate the price of bread to protect consumers against these unethical
Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich said because on
top of the other costs it is costing the poorer communities even more.
Ehrenreich said what we see is that when
the price of fuel went up the price of bread also went up and companies have
been struggling to keep up with their transport costs.
Ehrenreich said now the price of the price
of fuel has come down by half the cost but they refuse to bring down the price
of bread instead pushing up the price of bread further.
“Cosatu rejects these increases and will
probe and strike against it if need be that we have to take it far in order to
protect people’s right to adequate food prices” Ehrenreich added.
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