South Africa: Union rejects petrol price hike

source: IOL
June 29 2009 at 05:13PM

July’s petrol price hike that comes into effect on Wednesday is unacceptable, the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) said on Monday.

“We are therefore calling upon the Minister of Energy to convene an urgent stakeholder’s meeting which will include government, labour and civil society to discuss this issue in detail,” the union said in a statement.

Ceppwawu added that the petrol price hike had come just after the announcement by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) that Eskom would receive a tariff increase of 31.3 percent.

The union was also concerned about the failure of [continue reading]

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