Strikers said to be holding SA hostage

By Lelethu Mquqo
15 July 2011

Trade union Solidarity is adamant that an urgent marathon meeting must be held today to end the petrol strike.

According to Solidarity’s Dirk Herman, the public should no longer be held hostage by the industrial action.

Herman says South Africans are now caught up in the crisis due to hundreds of fuel stations running dry, adding that the situation is only getting worse.

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry is so worried about the violence, damage to property and intimidation being experienced during the current wave of strike action, that it plans to raise the issue with the police, and if necessary, with National Commissioner Bheki Cele.

Chief executive Neren Rau is appealing to business owners to forward complaints to Sacci.


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