Cash-in-transit workers are planning to march to the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday. Hlasinyane Motaung‚ speaking on behalf of the Motor Transport Workers Union‚ said security officers were calling on the government to take action to help them combat a spate of cash heists. "They must improve‚ standardise and regulate the vehicles.… Our people are being killed in these robberies‚" Motaung said. Unions in the sector are also demanding that cash-in-transit workers be given more powerful weapons to defend themselves and match the attackers. Motaung said though the march was initially planned for Monday‚ it had been postponed to Tuesday. Participants will meet in Jorissen Street opposite the University of the Witwatersrand and will proceed to the Gauteng legislature in the city centre from 9am. The march is also supported by the Federation of Unions of SA. Meanwhile‚ although the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has been granted a certificate of nonresolution to strike at Tr...

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