This morning the Water Crisis Coalition and the South African Federation of Trade Unions joined forces as they marched to the Civic Centre and later, Parliament, to hand over their respective memorandums opposing the city of Cape Town’s draft budget and government’s proposed minimum wage of 20 rand an hour.
At the civic centre, the city officials received a petition with more than 3000 signatures opposing the water and other rates increases.
Marching through town, demonstrators made their way to the national legislature where they handed over a memorandum to the presidency. Workers are regretting the proposed national minimum wage of R20 an hour.
SAFTU provincial secretary Andre Adams says workers can not survive on minimum wage government is proposing.
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