Trade union federation Cosatu is taking to the streets in a one-day nationwide strike today against job losses and Eskom restructuring, reports Fin24.
Marches in eight provinces will take place today and the protected protest action in the Western Cape will be on Tuesday, February 19 to coincide with the day before the budget speech.
Cosatu’s main marches are typically in Johannesburg. Workers are expected to gather at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown from 09h00 and march to the Gauteng legislature and Chamber of Mines in the CBD to hand over memoranda of demands. Expect route diversions and gridlocked traffic until the march is over.
In KZN, members will gather at King Dinuzulu Park (Botha Park) in Durban and march to the premier’s office and the department of labour in Central Durban.
There will also be protests in East London, Port Elizabeth, Mahikeng, Welkom, Witbank, Polokwane and Kimberley.
In Cape Town on Tuesday, February 19, memoranda of demands will be handed over to Parliament, the City of Cape Town and the provincial government offices.
Travellers are advised to expect travel delays in and around the affected areas.