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Saftu warns latest fuel price hike will have impact on workers

From Wednesday, a litre of petrol will cost you back 82 cents more, while diesel is going up by 85 cents a litre.

Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - With the fuel price going up more than 80 cents a litre at midnight, trade union federation Saftu is warning that the latest increase will have a far reaching impact on workers who are already under strain.

From Wednesday, a litre of petrol will cost you back 82 cents more, while diesel is going up by 85 cents a litre.

Illuminating paraffin will set you back an extra R1,09 cents.

Saftu's Zwelinzima Vavi says that while everything is going up, many workers' salaries aren't.

"Workers are getting a serious pounding. We're getting poorer at a time where [wage] increases cannot match up. All the deals we are finding are way below that."