Friday, September 28, 2012

Striking truck drivers warned to stop violence

Mluleki Mrwebi
28 September 2012

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry has condemned violence on the truck drivers strike.

Since the strike began on Monday, several incidents of violence have reported to the police.

The mass action has turned violent in some provinces, with truck drivers being intimidated and trucks being set alight.

Over 20,000 workers in the road freight industry are demanding a 12 percent salary increase.

The Unions will be meeting with employers again today in an effort to settle their differences.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has warned that government and law enforcement agencies will act against anyone found to be responsible for the recent violent destructions, intimidation of people and burning of trucks.

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