End in sight for transport strike

2012-10-09 11:26

Cape Town - Around 15 000 striking transport workers are expected to return to work on Wednesday, although that will not include the main transport union Satawu, the Road Freight Employers' Association said.

“Three of the unions have agreed to suspend strike action,” a spokesperson for the association said on Tuesday following negotiations.

She said the major labour group, the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu), was not party to the agreement, which was made with three smaller unions: the Transport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa, the Motor Transport Workers Union and the Professional Transport Workers Union.

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  • Sean O'Brien Snr - 2012-10-09 11:44

    @ngobel: You are so missing the point my friend! Stop blaming the whites and start taking responsibility for your actions! do you see white strikers burning down, looting and the likes!? I do not think so! it has in anyway nothing to do with white people! Or do you choose to ignore the fact that your own peope/government is busy with self-enrichment and feels NOTHING for those who are suffering in this country. And ALSO note, not only blacks that are poor and jobless, all other races too. You live in a world of denial! Unfortunately, nothing in life comes for free, you have to work for it, something a lot of your people do not grasp! 18 Years of democracy and yet the race card is still being played!? Get real!

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-10-09 11:54

      @Sean O'Brien Snr - I have yet to see white looters, arsonists etc as you mentioned. The other lot think they are entitled to everything, and that they do not have to work for it. And if, by sheer chance, they have a job, they think they are entitled to massive pay rises when it suits them. And should the 'breadwinners' not get paid because of wildcat strikes then they will blame everyone else except themselves because of plain stupidity.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-09 12:00

    Let us wait and see what line victimisation is now going to take. There appears to be a genetic defect that believes violence is the only way to success.

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-10-09 12:22

    I see more trucks getting burned

  • Sean O'Brien Snr - 2012-10-09 13:06

    @ sandra.j.rennie : Exactly!

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