News24 reports that the SA National Taxi Council (Santaco) in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) has reiterated that members might stage a national taxi strike in July if a meeting with government representatives does not go in their favour.
Santaco KZN spokesperson Mandla Mzelemu said on Tuesday that the strike on 12 July would will go ahead if government failed to meet with them before the proposed strike date. He indicated that the looming strike would form part of a series of protests they have recently staged in KZN and Gauteng. Both the KZN and Gauteng marches saw major routes and highways around both of the provinces blocked. “This time around we will be marching to the legislatures of all the provinces in the country,” Mzelemu warned. During the July strike, Santaco planned to demand that government should subsidise the taxi industry.
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