[LISTEN] Who is behind the current truck strike disrupting SA roads?

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union on Monday distanced itself from a strike involving members of the trucking industry.

Traffic was disrupted as various roads were blockaded and in Durban two trucks were set alight.

However it's unclear who is behind the protest.

This is not a truck strike. The unions in this country are not behind this at all.

Gavin Kelly, Technical operations manager - Road Freight Association

Kelly says there's been unrest with the trucking industry for the last 18 months.

This was a group of dissatisfied ex-truck drivers who were protesting the fact that South African companies were employing foreign nationals in their place.

Gavin Kelly, Technical operations manager - Road Freight Association

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : [LISTEN] Who is behind the current truck strike disrupting SA roads?


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Sars office operated with skeleton staff to allow union meeting, says caller

Sars office operated with skeleton staff to allow union meeting, says caller

Senior citizen 'Ruth' called in to the John Maytham show to say a Sars office was depleted after announcement of union meeting.

Why did security fail when CCTV cameras picked up train-fire suspects?

Why did security fail when CCTV cameras picked up train-fire suspects?

EWN's Kaylynn Palm reports on Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula's presser after 18 carriages burnt out at Cape Town Station.

Recreational lobster fishing: 'Brochure two-seasons-old but still applies'

Recreational lobster fishing: 'Brochure two-seasons-old but still applies'

Fisheries Management's Wendy West clarifies questions around the current West Coast rock lobster recreational fishing season.

'The streets that were blocked earlier are still barricaded'

'The streets that were blocked earlier are still barricaded'

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson Isaac Mahamba gives an update on the Samwu bus strike.

Another truck attacked in the Western Cape

Another truck attacked in the Western Cape

Road Freight Association technical operations manager Gavin Kelly says 25 trucks were attacked this weekend in KwaZulu-Natal.

'We don't want a truck standing still, because that's your biggest sitting duck'

'We don't want a truck standing still, because that's your biggest sitting duck'

Hawkeye Trucker Assist director Claudia Carvalho explains the services offered as trucks come under attack on the road.

Popular articles
Open day season: How to choose the best school for your child

Open day season: How to choose the best school for your child

Parenting expert Nikki Bush has valuable pointers on what to keep in mind when matching your child to a school.

Zuma returns from Cuba, addresses 'hundreds' of supporters

Zuma returns from Cuba, addresses 'hundreds' of supporters

Former president Jacob Zuma arrived at OR Tambo International where supporters waited to give him a hero's welcome.

[WATCH LIVE] Joseph Shabalala's funeral service underway in Ladysmith

[WATCH LIVE] Joseph Shabalala's funeral service underway in Ladysmith

The music icon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder is being laid to rest in his home town in KwaZulu-Natal.

Load shedding to be suspended at 5pm, resumes on Sunday

Load shedding to be suspended at 5pm, resumes on Sunday

Eskom says 'improved generation system performance' will allow it to suspend load shedding at 5pm on Saturday.

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir's moving 'Homeless' tribute to Joseph Shabalala

[WATCH] Ndlovu Youth Choir's moving 'Homeless' tribute to Joseph Shabalala

The Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder will be laid to rest in Ladysmith on Saturday.

'High possibility' of load shedding continuing throughout Sunday

'High possibility' of load shedding continuing throughout Sunday

Stage 2 power cuts are scheduled until 6 am on Sunday, but Eskom says this could be extended.

 'When languages are being let go of in favour of English, we lose identity'

'When languages are being let go of in favour of English, we lose identity'

Joanne Joseph spoke to Play Africa founder and CEO Gretchen Wilson-Prangley on International Language Day.

'There is a stated commitment to deal with TRC cases but it's taking too long'

'There is a stated commitment to deal with TRC cases but it's taking too long'

Former commissioner Yasmin Sooka says it has been a 16-year battle trying to get the NPA to prosecute TRC-related cases.

We have invested heavily in driver and passenger safety - Uber

We have invested heavily in driver and passenger safety - Uber

Uber Sub-Saharan Africa general manager Alon Lit says their prices have not changed drastically since 2013.

 Tegeta's R3.7-billion coal supply contract with Eskom set aside

Tegeta's R3.7-billion coal supply contract with Eskom set aside

SIU spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago says the court has given the unit the green light to institute legal action against the company.