Road freight industry strike enters its fifth day
By Lelethu Mquqo
18 February 2011
More than 20 trucks have been damaged and at least 16 people injured as the nationwide road freight industry strike enters its fifth day.
The strike has been marred by reports of violence coming from various parts of the country.
Two men were injured in Durban yesterday afternoon when the truck they were driving was ambushed and petrol-bombed on the M7 motorway
The four unions involved in the strike last night rejected a revised offer from the Road Freight Employers’ Association.
Unions say they want a 20-percent increase over the next two-years as well as a limitation on the use of labour brokers in the industry.
The Association has only offered a nine-percent increase this year and an eight-point-five-percent increase in 2012.
About 65 000 workers are estimated to be on strike.