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Analyst lambastes taxi bosses for ‘hurting economy’

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‘For taxi bosses to be playing with the earnings of employees is unfair and morally wrong. What they are doing is absolutely shocking because they have no legitimate claim to what they are demanding.’


23 Jun 2020
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Analyst lambastes taxi bosses for ‘hurting economy’

Picture for illustration. Stranded taxi commuters queue outside Rea Vaya bus terminal at Thokoza Park in Soweto in June. This after a taxi shutdown in protest over government's R1.135 billion relief fund for taxi operators. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula met taxi industry leaders yesterday amid the standoff over government’s R1.135 billion relief package, as labour analyst Andrew Levy warned their actions will negatively impact an already ailing economy. While conceding the economy would collapse without minibus taxis daily ferrying commuters to work, Levy lambasted leaders of the industry as “irresponsible, unfair and morally wrong” for hurting the country’s productivity levels, due to employees being unable to go to work. “For any employee who is unable to travel to work due to the taxi shutdown, management has to rearrange the work, something leading to deadlines not...

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