Road freight employers to seek interdict against strike

2012-10-03 08:59

The Road Freight Employers’ Association has said it would return to the Labour Court to seek an interdict to stop the truck drivers’ strike.

“The arguments for the interdict will be heard on Friday,” spokesperson Magretia Brown-Engelbrecht said today.

The strike, in its second week, had been marred by violence and intimidation. Drivers wanted a 12% salary increase while employers had offered 8.5% for next year, and another 0.5% the following year.

SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union spokesperson Vincent Masoga said the union had consulted its lawyers and would oppose the interdict.

“The employers are using the violence, which our members are not responsible for, as an excuse for the interdict.”

The union denounced violence, he said.

The parties would resume negotiations at the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry today.

“We are hoping for a favourable outcome from the negotiations today.”


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