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Cosatu set to prove it is the "true voice of workers"

Cosatu march underway

The first nationwide cross-sector Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) strike takes place today.

Stephen Grootes spoke to Govan Whittles, reporting from the march this afternoon. Whittles told Stephen Grootes that Cosatu's march was set to, not only put forward the issues of decent jobs and etolls, but also reiterate that Cosatu is still relevant for workers in South Africa.

Listen to the conversation below:

Does Cosatu still have mass appeal?

702's John Robbie spoke to Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini about the strike, which is set to be largely for decent jobs and scrapping of Gauteng e-tolls.

John Robbie also spoke to a caller, who was going on the strike and expressed support for Cosatu's efforts.

Listen to the conversation below:

We always hope there is something we do achieve after each action. We are highlighting this one because of a job loss crisis we are faced with in this country.

Sdumo Dlamini, Cosatu president

This article first appeared on 702 : Cosatu set to prove it is the "true voice of workers"


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