Truckers march to bargaining council

2012-10-02 14:46

Johannesburg - Striking truck drivers were marching to the transport and freight bargaining council in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

The marchers, led by a large police contingent, brandished sticks and sang struggle songs.

They were expected to deliver a memorandum of grievances to the bargaining council at 12:00. The truckers' strike began a week ago.

Traffic in Braamfontein was heavily affected and metro police urged motorists to avoid the area.

Truck drivers wanted a 12% salary increase while employers had offered 8.5% for next year, and another 0.5% the following year.

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  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-02 14:57

    Where,s that cache they found yesterday are the no limpit mines there?

  • jan.plank.35 - 2012-10-02 15:28

    Our Comrades must be paid a decent wage. They see all the big shot BEE [black enrichment of the elite] driving around in big flashy cars, and wanting to pay millions for a bull. Typical darkie corruption and jobs for pals.

  • skinnyliscious - 2012-10-02 17:07

    Illegal strike is illegal. FIRE. EVERYONE. Give the jobs to those that want to work, not to those that break the law because their rights are allegedly not being respected.

  • adam.gardener.12 - 2012-10-03 06:33

    Just look at our local news and see how very close South Africa is to civil war. It will only take something small to spark this off. Are these anc cants so stupid they can't see this, and are their voters also stupid?.

  • foosah - 2012-10-03 16:21

    Simple solution is this. Agree to the 12% increase. Once everyone is back to work, start firing employees that are breaking company rules and hire replacements at the old rate. It might take 2 years to rinse through, but at the end of the day it will work out to the 8% and those drivers who do their jobs properly get to keep their jobs and their nice 12% increase.

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