Johannesburg - A three-year wage deal was set to be signed
on Friday morning to end the countrywide truck driver strike, the Road Freight
Employers Association said.
"The parties have signed an undertaking that they agree
to a three-year industry wage agreement," spokesperson Magretia
Brown-Engelbrecht in a statement.
The agreement would be signed at 10:00 on Friday. Details of
the deal would be made public after the signing.
SA Transport and Allied Workers' Union (Satawu) spokesperson
Vincent Masoga said the union was busy consulting with its members on Friday
morning and did not want to divulge details of the agreement.
"There's a possibility of the strike ending today
[Friday]," Masoga said.
This would bring to an end a three-week strike in the
transport industry, marked by violence which left several truck drivers injured
and one dead.
Earlier this week, three trade unions, jointly claiming to
represent 15 000 workers, agreed to adjust their pay demand in an attempt to
end a three-week-long strike by thousands of truck drivers.
But Satawu, which represents about 28 000 workers in the
strike, was not included in that agreement.
Wage talks resumed on Thursday evening, resulting in the new
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