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Cosatu Young Workers Forum leads march to Union Buildings

PRETORIA - A group of members affiliated with the Congress of South African Trade Union (Cosatu) is gearing up for a march to the Union Buildings in the capital, in commemoration of International Youth Day.

Cosatu’s Young Workers Forum is leading the march.

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On Friday morning, the group gathered at an open field at the corner of Madiba and Kgosi Mampuru Street in the Pretoria CBD.

Some of the issues they want addressed are youth unemployment and the outsourcing of services. They have also made several other demands, including the resignation of Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter. They also want the permanent employment of newly-qualified doctors.

The members will march from the field to the Union Buildings to hand over their memorandum.