Truckers: Move on to resolve strike

2012-09-25 00:00

WORKERS in the transport sector are expected to meet at various points around the country today to discuss a possible settlement to the impasse that led to a nationwide strike by truck drivers, which started yesterday.

South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) spokesperson Vincent Masoga said the union’s members in KZN were also expected to join the strike.

He said workers were expected to gather at the Durban City Hall at 10 am today.

The Road Freight Association’s (RFA) labour relations manager, Magretia Brown-Engelbrecht, said it was not yet clear what impact the strike would have. She said the union would discuss a possible settlement with its members this morning, whereafter the leaders would return to the RFA.

“We know they’ve set up meeting points around the country,” said Brown-Engelbrecht.

The truck drivers are demanding a 12% wage increase, while the RFA has offered 8,5%.

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