Cosatu agrees with some of Metrorail’s negotiations

Lauren Snyders
3 April 2012

Cosatu in the Western Cape feels that Metrorail has not been delivering a good service to commuters.

This is their reason why Cosatu has been part of a court case against them for improved services and security.

Cosatu Western Cape’s Mike Louw said that this new fare increase is unacceptable, and disregards the plight of the commuters.

He added that they realize it is not enough to just scream and complain that is why they decided to intervene.

Cosatu met with Metrorail and negotiated that ticket prices go up by 13% instead of 27%.

The deal also included free train rides for pensioners every Tuesday, a 20% price of tickets for unemployed and students traveling in off peak times.

A special family rate of R10 per family to use trains on Sundays for family excursions was welcomed by Cosatu.


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