Strikers intimidate drivers in Pinetown

2012-09-27 15:55

Striking workers torch trucks

2012-09-27 09:52

Striking road freight and logistics industry workers have been implicated in acts of violence against trucks, vans and their drivers. Watch this video report by eNCA. WATCH

Durban - About 250 striking truck drivers threw stones at drivers travelling on Kings Road, Crompton Street and Glenugie Road in Pinetown on Thursday, an eThekwini metro police spokesperson said.

"We have closed off the roads while the public order police negotiate with the strikers," Superintendent Eugene Msomi said.

Msomi said the strikers were intimidating truck drivers who had reported for duty.

"The situation is very tense. We are still quantifying the extent of the damage," he said.

More than 20 000 workers in the road freight transport sector went on a national strike over their pay increase on Monday.

Unions reverted to a 12% pay demand after rejecting a lower offer by employers on Tuesday.

No one has been arrested for the public violence so far.
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