Worker shutdown looms: commuters unaffected


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Commuters are not expected to be affected by tomorrow’s national shutdown demonstrations.

Cosatu and Saftu affiliates will down tools tomorrow in a showing of anger over the high cost of living, and impact of load shedding.

The South African National Taxi Council has told Radio 786 that they will not be participating in the strike, so their members will likely be operating as usual tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Golden Arrow Bus Services says that they will be sticking to their schedule, but that they will not know ahead of time if employees will report for duty.

In Cape Town, demonstrators will congregate in Kaizergracht Street at 8am tomorrow, before heading to the City Council offices, Department of Minerals and Resources, Western Cape legislature and Parliament.

The strike comes as the country has seen a slight improvement to the unemployment rate.

But there are concerns that higher numbers could be attributed to people finding temporary employment.

Government has long been criticised for finding short-term solutions to the country’s unemployment crisis.  


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