Johannesburg - The Road Freight Employers' Association said on Wednesday it would return to the Labour Court to seek an interdict to stop the truck drivers' strike.
"The arguments for the interdict will be heard on Friday," spokesperson Magretia Brown-Engelbrecht said.
The strike is in its second week and has been marred by violence and intimidation. Drivers want a 12% salary increase while employers have offered 8.5% for next year, and another 0.5% the following year.
SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union spokesperson Vincent Masoga said the union has consulted its lawyers and would oppose the interdict.
"The employers are using the violence, which our members are not responsible for, as an excuse for the interdict."
The union denounced violence, he said.
The parties would resume negotiations at the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry on Wednesday.
"We are hoping for a favourable outcome from the negotiations today."
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