KZN toll workers back at work

2012-01-19 16:19
Durban - KwaZulu-Natal toll workers were back at work on Thursday after an agreement was reached with Tolcon Lehumo, a trade union leader said.

"The strike is off on the basis of the qualitative agreement which was signed on Wednesday," SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) KwaZulu-Natal secretary Joseph Dube said.

The agreement would allow Satawu to negotiate salaries after January 27 for all toll workers in KwaZulu-Natal, the Wilge tollgate in the Free State and the De Hoek tollgate in Gauteng.

Some of Satawu's KwaZulu-Natal members employed at tollgates went on strike on January 7 for a basic salary of R3 500 a month. They reportedly earned less than R2 500 a month.

The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration mediated talks between Satawu representatives and employer Tolcon Lehumo on Monday.

Toll plazas affected by the strike included Oribi, Port Shepstone, Mariannhill, Mooi River, and the Tugela Plaza.
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