Cosatu renews call for Gauteng residents and workers to boycott e-tolls

Cosatu’s provincial chairperson, Amos Monyela, said that the e-toll scheme was just another system designed to squeeze cash-strapped workers and residents while corrupt officials continued to line their pockets.

FILE: An e-tolls gantry on the highway in Gauteng. Picture: Abigail Javier/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Cosatu in Gauteng has again called on workers and residents to ignore e-toll bill s.

The trade union federation, which represents about 1.8 million workers in South Africa, staged a nationwide stay way on Thursday in an effort to pressure government to do something helpful to address the struggling economy and the country's employment crisis.

Cosatu’s provincial chairperson, Amos Monyela, said that the e-toll scheme was just another system designed to squeeze cash-strapped workers and residents while corrupt officials continued to line their pockets.

“The e-tolls are not benefitting you as workers, they are benefitting government and the elite in this country. We must continue to boycott the e-tolls,” Monyela said.

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