Non-striking truck drivers face intimidation
By Lelethu Mquqo
14 February 2011
The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union has decided to take industrial strike action in the road freight industry.
This after the Road Freight Association said it could not meet the union’s demands for a 20-percent wage increase.
The RFA is only offering 15-percent.
Satawu deputy president June Dube says peaceful protests will be held around the country from today.
Meanwhile, Metrobus in Johannesburg says it has had to shut down all bus services due to intimidation on non-striking drivers.
Metrobus employees affiliated to the SAMWU went on strike last week over new working hours.
Samwu has called on the City of Johannesburg to intervene.
The dispute has been ongoing since December last year.