According to the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) two million people are expected to participate in a country wide march against electricity price hikes.

“Cosatu will be mobilizing its two million members and civil society formations in a national stay away on the issue of the electricity crisis”.

(The march is) in response to the danger of retrenchments in the mining sector and elsewhere due to Eskom’s decision to reduce electricity supply to industry and its threat to oppose any new major construction initiatives.”

Marches will be held on Wednesday in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces.

the union federation says “Workers can rest assure that all those who participate in the strike will be protected by law except for those performing genuinely essential services”.


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