Johannesburg - Cosatu's planned national strike has kicked off in Johannesburg as the federation and its affiliates are fighting job losses, corruption and privatisation.
Members of different unions have painted the usually Lilian Ngoyi Street as they marched on the Gauteng provincial legislature to deliver the federation's memorandum of demands.
There was a heavy police presence at the precinct of the legislature ahead of the delivery of the memorandum.
Workers at Cosatu's national strike have rejected Gauteng MEC for Human Settlements, Uhuru Moiloa, from accepting their memorandum at the provincial legislature.
The marchers have instead called for Premier David Makhura to come and receive the memorandum himself and not delegate his "juniors".