Durban - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) is demanding the reduction of the fuel levy and other taxes to assist South Africans who are struggling to feed and clothe their families.
Cosatu spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said workers are getting deeper and deeper into debt because of the high cost of living
“Small businesses are also struggling and as they get deeper into debt, they shut down and in the process jobs are lost,” said Pamla.
Two weeks ago COSATU and People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (Papppi) blocked the N3 freeway and demanded an end to escalating fuel prices.
Pamla said this is an ongoing campaign and the decision was made to first mobilise provinces.