Economy tops Cosatu agenda

THE economic crisis and helping the new government will top the agenda when Cosatu's central executive meets today.

THE economic crisis and helping the new government will top the agenda when Cosatu's central executive meets today.

The country is facing other economic problems apart from the recession. On Wednesday the price of petrol will go up by 16 cents a litre. Eskom has also asked for a 34percent rise.

"We will definitely discuss plans on how we and our allies can help workers," said Cosatu's Patrick Craven.

The meeting will, among other things, review the recent election; discuss how Cosatu can help the new administration deliver on its promises; the taxi industry; the proposed bus rapid transit system in big cities and the SABC board.

The meeting ends tomorrow.

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