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Cosatu CEC rejects new e-tolling system

Cosatu affiliates have met over the past three days and reaffirmed their call to have e-tolling scrapped.

FILE: Cosatu leadership at the trade union federation’s CEC meeting at Cosatu House on 31 March 2015. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says its Central Executive Committee (CEC) has rejected the newly structured e-tolling system and so-called concessions by the state.

Cosatu's affiliates have met over the past three days and have reaffirmed their call to have e-tolling scrapped.

The federation's Gauteng structures made submissions to the e-tolls review panel set up by Premier David Makhura at which leaders called for a different funding method to pay off the bills for upgraded highways.

Cosatu's Acting General Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali explains.

"The CEC has rejected the new toll dispensation because the e-tolls system is a form of privatising public goods."

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