Cosatu Embarks On A Strike Today

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions  (Cosatu) is taking to the streets across the country on Wednesday to protest about load shedding and possible job losses at Eskom.

The trade union federation also says it’s worried about unbundling of the power utility because it does not have detailed information about it as it has not been consulted.

Cosatu General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says that whatever happens at Eskom, no jobs should be lost.

The protected protest action in the Western Cape will be on Tuesday February 19 to coincide with the day before the budget speech, parliament.

Workers are expected to gather at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown from 09:00 and march to the Gauteng legislature and Chamber of Mines in the CBD to hand over memoranda of demands.

Expect route diversions and gridlocked traffic until the march is over.

In KZN, members will gather at King Dinuzulu Park (Botha Park)  in Durban and march to the premier’s office and the department of labour in Central Durban.

There will also be protests in East London, Port Elizabeth, Mahikeng, Welkom, Witbank, Polokwane and Kimberley.

Source:iafrica