17 April 2019

South Africa: Cosatu Wishes All Workers and Their Families a Safe Easter Weekend

press release

The Congress of South African Trade Unions wishes all workers, their families and migrant workers from neighbouring countries a safe Easter Weekend. South Africa has inherited a legacy of migrant labour system and this means that many workers will be on the road this weekend to see their families or visiting their places of worship.

We remain hopeful that all law enforcement agencies will be working hard to make sure all our roads are safe and that we reduce the carnage on our roads during this busy period. We also call on all drivers, especially those who are responsible for the public transportation system to drive safely and put safety as their priority. COSATU expresses deep disapproval of any inappropriate behaviour on our roads that put the lives of commuters under unnecessary danger.

COSATU urges all law enforcement officers and communities to adopt police partnerships and good neighbourliness at this time because there is always a spike in acts of burglary and other criminal acts.

It is the responsibility of all citizens to decrease the road carnage that leaves families in a vulnerable state and cost the economy billions of rands.COSATU urges all road users, motorists and pedestrians to obey the rules of the road.

We wish all faith-based formations a peaceful time of worship.

Buckle-Up!

Do not Drink and Drive!

Travel safely and Arrive Alive!

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