Electricity price hikes justify strike action
COSATU is justified to strike because of the negative consequences of a high tariff on electricity.
Cosatu is in the alliance with the ANC but we were never told that consumers would pay 34percent and 24percent increases within a year of Jacob Zuma's presidency.
The ANC "accepted" the decision of the energy regulator without any condemnation. Is this not a betrayal of the poor?
As workers, not only do we see enrichment of the ANC elite but even that of the President, ministers and national executive committee members.
A high electricity tariff is a huge burden on retrenched workers, the unemployed, workers and emerging BEE companies.
Thobekile Mpungose, Ladysmith