Strike looming in the freight industry

The road freight and logistics industry could go on strike, warns Satawu.

Unions are reportedly demanding increases of 32% over a three year period while employers are offering 18% over the same time frame.

The matter has now been referred to the CCMA.

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The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) spokesperson, Zanele Sabela, says the increase is based on workers strenuous hours under hard working conditions.

So this is what they are demanding and this is what we have put across. That 32% is actually an average of 10.6 % per year which we don't think is unreasonable.

Zanele Sabela, Satawu spokesperson

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