About 15 000 striking transport workers are expected to return to work. Picture: Muntu Vilakazi/City Press
Johannesburg - The wage deal ending the three-week-long
truck drivers' strike will guarantee stability in the industry, the Road Freight
Bargaining Council said on Friday.
"This is a three-year-deal. This guarantees stability
in the industry for a long time to come," council chairperson Dave Behrens
said in Johannesburg.
The deal was staggered over three years and had a 10% wage
increase in the first year, eight in the second, and nine in the third.
The first wage increase would be implemented on March 1,
2013. The negotiations were facilitated by the Commission for Conciliation,
Mediation, and Arbitration.
Road Freight Employers' Association chairperson Penwell
Lunga said: "We set the trend for other industries and we are going to
defend this agreement."
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