Thursday, January 18, 2007

Truck drivers threaten to strike

By Tando Mfengwana
18 January 2007

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union has threatened strike action should the demands of truck drivers not be met.

This follows failed talks between Satawu and the Road Freight sector at the Birchwood hotel east of Johannesburg last November.

In a statement the union says that the dispute is about truck drivers salary increase, allowances for extra long trips, such as international destinations as well as what the union calls normal working conditions.

The Road freight sector caters for Cash In Transit workers, Road Ferry trucks, furniture trucks and ordinary long distance truck drivers.



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