The Congress of South African
Trade Unions in the Western Cape opposes the fare increases announced by Metro
COSATU feels the increase is
unfair, especially in light of Metrorail’s poor service.
The increase in ticket prices
came into effect today.
Provincial Secretary Tony
Ehrenreich said presently workers have to buy monthly a weekly ticket but the trains
don’t run on time or don’t run consistently until workers have to spend more
money on buses and taxis on those days.
COSATU is prepared to take
Ehrenreich added that COSATU is going to oppose any price increase until the train system is improved and
the service more effective. Any attempts Metrorail could enforce on those price
increases will see COSATU go strike to stop these increases that impoverish
workers even more.
Labels: Cosatu opposed to the increase Metrorail fares