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Post office workers wage war against e-tolling

A Cosatu-affiliated union is rallying members to delay the posting of Sanral letters to motorists.

Post office workers have been urged to wage war against e-tolling by slowing down. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Post office workers have been urged to wage war against e-tolling by slowing down.

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)-affiliated Communication Workers Union (CWU) is locked in a wage dispute with the Post Office but is now also rallying its members to delay the posting of letters from the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) to motorists.

The union's Aubrey Tshabalala says, "Whenever they see a Sanral letter they must [process the letter] slower than a snail, so that it can have a serious impact."

Sanral has to send invoices and follow-up notices to motorists who have not registered for the Gauteng tolling system.

E-tolling launched on Tuesday this week without any major glitches or problems.

But the backlash against the multibillion rand system continues.

There are also reports of traffic officials embarking on an unofficial go-slow against e-tolling but the Metro Police Departments in Johannesburg and Tshwane deny this.

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