South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) distances itself from the planned strike in the trucking industry on September 1 and 2.
News of a nationwide strike in the industry has been widely circulated. However, SATAWU does not know the origins of the call for the strike because none of the legitimate unions within the National Bargaining Council for Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI) have called for it.
Consequently, we are concerned for the safety of truck drivers and urge trucking companies to be cautious because in the past strikes called by faceless people have often resulted in gruesome attacks on truck drivers with trucks they drive set alight.
SATAWU supports all efforts by the South African Police Services to stamp out attacks on the country’s trucking industry which are tantamount to economic sabotage.