ARTICLES RELATING TO TRANSPORT STRIKE

MyCiti bus strike affects airport commute

2014-04-02 16:51

The City of Cape Town is running a limited service on certain MyCiti bus routes as it tries to resolve an unprotected strike - the reason for which has not been disclosed.

US paper sounds alarm over SA economy

2012-10-16 08:30

The Wall Street Journal has painted a bleak picture of SA's economy, saying labour unrest has caused economic growth to lag other African states.

Chamber welcomes truckers' pay deal

2012-10-12 16:16

The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the wage agreement that saw the end of the truck drivers' strike.

Rand cheers transport strike resolution

2012-10-12 12:47

The rand extended earlier gains after news that employers and unions had reached an agreement to end a three-week long truckers’ strike.

Rand jumps on trucker strike deal

2012-10-12 09:10

The rand has strengthened against the dollar after freight employers reached a wage deal to end a three-week truck drivers' strike.

Roads closed as truckers march

2012-10-11 15:57

Major roads in Isando, Ekurhuleni have been closed as striking truck drivers marched to the offices of the Road Freight Employers' Association.

Transport pay talks continue

2012-10-11 09:01

Parties involved in a national transport strike are scheduled to continue wage talks, the Road Freight Association says.

Marcus: SA outlook deteriorating rapidly

2012-10-10 11:51
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SA's economic outlook is deteriorating rapidly and unrest in the mining and transport sector are likely to lead to job losses, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus says.

Cape Town trucker fighting for his life

2012-10-10 10:17
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A Cape Town truck driver is fighting for his life after protesters set him alight in Manenberg.

Ministry, DA at odds over strike violence

2012-10-09 20:27

Continued violence during a strike by truck drivers is proof of Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's shortcomings, the Democratic Alliance says, but the ministry claims her criticism is unsubstantiated.

Truckers throw in towel, mines drop axe

2012-10-09 16:14

About a third of truck drivers have agreed to return to work, but disputes in the mining sector have escalated after Gold One and Atlatsa fired workers.

Prepare to pay more for food

2012-10-09 14:23

The truck drivers' strike is causing losses for fresh produce suppliers which in turn is driving up prices, Agri SA says.

Truck strike ends but Satawu holds out

2012-10-09 13:20

About 15 000 striking truckers have agreed to return to work, but the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union is yet to reach a deal.

Trucker injured during strike dies

2012-10-09 10:06

A Cape Town truck driver who was declared brain dead after being hit in the head by a stone thrown into his vehicle on the N2 has died.

Municipal workers gearing up for strike

2012-10-08 14:32
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The SA Municipal Workers Union has filed notice to launch a national strike, a spokesperson says, as labour unrest spreads beyond the mining and transport industry.

Unions hopeful strikes will end

2012-10-06 17:37

The unions involved in the truck drivers' strike says action will continue but they are hopeful an agreement will be reached during negotiations next week.

Amplats fires 12 000 as strikes escalate

2012-10-05 16:17
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Anglo Platinum has followed through threats to axe striking miners as the country continues to be reel under violent strikes.

Strike leaves Free State commuters stranded

2012-10-05 14:23

Thousands of commuters in the greater Bloemfontein area have been left stranded after drivers embarked on a strike.

Shell declares force majeure on Jhb fuel

2012-10-05 09:42

Shell has invoked a measure allowing it to break fuel delivery contracts with its Gauteng clients due to a two-week strike by more than 20000 truck drivers.

Pick n Pay warns of low stock

2012-10-04 14:01

Retailer Pick n Pay says it is running low on some goods at its stores due to the truck drivers' strike.

Truck hijacked, set alight in Western Cape

2012-10-04 10:42

A truck has been hijacked and set alight near George in the Western Cape by a gang of four men.

Motorists frustrated as pumps run dry

2012-10-03 19:45

Frustrated motorists across South Africa are driving from one petrol station to another as various stations run dry due to the nationwide truck drivers strike.

Trucks torched in Cape Town

2012-10-03 16:30

Two trucks have been set alight and a third was pelted with stones in Cape Town, Western Cape police say.

Talks resume to end truck pay strike

2012-10-03 13:34

Talks between striking truck drivers and employers have resumed to bring an end to the often violent strike over pay hikes.

 

ATM activity affected by strikes

2012-11-08 10:55

Strikes in the mining and transport sectors have resulted in fewer ATM cash withdrawals, according to latest figures.

Probe trucker strike violence, Cope urges

2012-10-15 16:53

The police should probe the violence that occurred during the three-week transport sector strike by truck drivers, the Congress of the People says.

Truckers' deal guarantees stability

2012-10-12 13:59

The wage deal ending the three-week-long truck drivers' strike will guarantee stability in the industry, the Road Freight Bargaining Council says.

Transport deal ends strike

2012-10-12 12:15

A wage deal has been signed at the road freight bargaining council offices, ending a three-week strike by truck drivers.

Truck drivers' union set to sign deal

2012-10-12 07:24

The Road Freight Employers Association says a three-year wage deal to end the countrywide truck driver strike is about to be signed.

No end to Cape Town truck attacks

2012-10-11 21:27

At least eight trucks have been attacked and set alight in Cape Town, police say.

Cabinet: Strikes tarnish SA's image

2012-10-11 10:43

Illegal and violent strikes are not helping South Africa's image internationally, acting government spokesperson Phumla Williams says.

Working truckers continue to be targeted

2012-10-10 17:35

Four truck drivers have been injured as a truckers' strike marred by violence entered its third week, with no end in sight.

Truck driver shot in KZN

2012-10-10 11:35

A truck driver is in a serious condition in hospital after he was shot while driving on the N3 near Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics say.

Strike optimism lifts rand, bonds

2012-10-10 09:28

The rand firmed against the dollar buoyed by the possibility that some striking workers could return to work after weeks of labour unrest.

Cape Town protesters set fire to truck

2012-10-09 17:30

Protesters have set fire to a delivery truck in Salt River, Cape Town, injuring the driver.

Rand stronger as freight strike ends

2012-10-09 15:02

The rand has rebounded against the dollar‚ after news that members of three of four transport unions engaged in industrial action would return to work.

Satawu denies members killed driver

2012-10-09 14:20

The violent strikers who killed a Cape Town truck driver do not belong in the labour movement and should face the law, the SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union says.

End in sight for transport strike

2012-10-09 11:26

About 15 000 striking transport workers are expected to return to work, but Satawu members are not included, the Road Freight Employers' Association says.

Crime continues to mar trucker strike

2012-10-08 18:27

Arson, looting and theft have marred the start of the third week of the truck drivers' strike in Gauteng's East Rand.

Satawu presses for wider transport strike

2012-10-08 07:51

Transnet says it is bracing for a one-day strike by port and rail workers in support of a walkout by 20 000 truck drivers.

Striking truckers ordered to stop violence

2012-10-05 16:15

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has granted an interdict ordering transport labour unions’ striking members to stop them from causing any act of violence, vandalism or intimidation.

Strike spills over to General Motors

2012-10-05 13:26

The transport workers strike has affected production at General Motors' manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, the company says.

Strikers torch truck, attack driver

2012-10-04 20:45

A truck driver and two other people are in hospital after they were attacked by an angry mob of striking truckers, and their truck was torched on the N12, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Truck drivers march in Cape Town

2012-10-04 13:21

Truck drivers marched in Cape Town to hand over a memorandum to the road freight bargaining council, a union official says.

Transport talks continue

2012-10-04 09:26

Negotiations are continuing as the Road Freight Bargaining Council attempts to hammer out a solution to the truck drivers' strike.

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Petrol chaos at SA filling stations

2012-10-03 15:08

Fin24 users report fuel shortages all over SA, despite assurances from the SA Fuel Retailers' Association that the situation is under control.

Road freight employers to seek interdict

2012-10-03 09:41

The Road Freight Employers' Association says it will return to the Labour Court to seek an interdict to stop the truck drivers' strike.

 
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