Drivers want wage hike

2012-10-29 00:00

A GROUP of more than 30 men protested outside the offices of Capital Outsourcing Group in Dollar Drive, Richards Bay, on Friday, demanding an hourly increase from the labour broking firm.

Classified as Code 14 drivers, the men, contracted to Transnet Port Terminals via Capital, were demanding a R7 per hour increase.

“We are currently receiving R21 per hour. We should be getting around R45 per hour,” said one of the protesters.

Theo Boshoff, a senior consultant at Capital, said they acknowledged the protected strike by the drivers.

“We have followed the CCMA [Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration] grievance process to date and are currently still in discussions with the union. We would not wish to prejudice the outcome of the negotiation process with the union by commenting prematurely [in the media] on the issues that are currently on the bargaining table. As and when we have reached an agreement, this will be communicated to the media,” he said.

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