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UASA welcomes petrol price relief for workers, consumers

The trade union UASA welcomes the good news that struggling workers and consumers will pay between 20 and 30 cents per litre less for their petrol and 6 to 10 cents less per litre of Diesel. 

Workers and consumers are struggling to make ends meet after the fuel price reached its highest level since 2008 in May. Add to this the looming extra expense of toll gates and rising electricity and food prices, and it becomes clear that the South African worker/consumer deserves a break. 

The main determinants of the fluctuation in the fuel price – the strength of the rand and the international oil price – are out of the hands of normal South Africans, but we remain hopeful that we can expect more relief for workers going forward.