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Cosatu is calling on players involved in the WC taxi strike to find a solution

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Taxi operators have parked their vans and Santaco is highlighting its grievances, including the imminent termination of the Blue Dot taxi project.

Motorists are urged to avoid major roads in Stellenbosch as traffic enforcement officers and police take part in an illegal taxi strike on February 21, 2022. Photo: Saia Pearce-Jones/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – In the Western Cape, trade union federation Cosatu has called on players involved in the taxi strike to end the impasse.

A taxi operator has parked its vans with the South African National Taxi Board, highlighting its grievances, including the imminent termination of the Blue Dot Taxi project.

The pilot project on the formalization of the taxi sector should be completed at the end of November.

Law enforcement officers closely monitored the bus station of the Belleville Interchange.

Cosatu provincial secretary Malvern De Bruyne said they had agreed to postpone the province’s participation in the national pay strike.

The federation cited security concerns

‚ÄúThis action has only been delayed for the Western Cape. All other provinces will continue to act against the government.”

These taxi passengers said they had to use buses to get to work.

“Here [taxis] the only option here. Taxis are down and we have no other option to get to work. I’m just very scared. It’s not easy when the taxi doesn’t work.”

The Western Cape Police said public order police, Cape Town Metropolitan Police, law enforcement officers and traffic police officers were deployed in strategic positions.

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