Cosatu is against 100% local capacity
The South African National Taxi Council (SANTACO) said the battle with the government is not about the taxi industry but protecting jobs.
This follows after Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), threatened the government to go on strike if he does not revorke the decision of 100% local capacity. The union is concerned about the safety of the passengers, eNCA reported that Cosatu is saying the government is throwing workers under the bus.
“We condemn what the President has done, they were threatened by the taxi association and they decided to throw workers under the bus, we feel strongly that the whole campaign is deteriorating into a bus,” said Sizwe Pamla who is Cosatu Spokesperson in an interview with eNCA.
Santaco said the threats are unfortunate. In a live interview with eNCA reporter Thabiso Molelekwa, Santaco spokesperson said Cosatu’s remarks are a clear indication that they have been ignorant for two months about what has been happening between government and the taxi industry.
“The taxi industry have been fighting for the workers that Cosatu is now concerned about now, we are therefore baffled by their intention to strike on the basis of protecting the workers,” Molelekwa added.