South African Truckers’ Unions Reach Wage Hike Agreements
VOA Breaking News
Voice of America
February 19, 2011 at 10:20 am
Three of four striking South African truckers unions have reached a wage-hike agreement with their employer, ending a nearly week-long work stoppage.
Members are expected back at work Monday.
Only the South Africa Transport and Allied Workers rejected the latest offer by Road Freight Employers Association.
The agreement calls for a 9-percent increase this year and an 8.5-percent pay raise next year.
The four trucking unions initially walked off the job and demanded a 20-percent pay increase, shorter hours and a housing allowance.
Since the work stoppage began several trucks were damaged and 14 people have been injured.
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