The truck drivers have brought forward a myriad of concerns mostly centred around being allegedly sidelined by employers in favour of foreign nationals.
It is also alleged that there are some companies who hire non-South African citizens exclusively.
Truck drivers have threatened to shut down the country on Tuesday eNCA reported.
They are protesting against the employment of foreign nationals in most sectors of the economy, for lower wages.
They want the government to intervene.
All Truck Drivers Forum spokesperson, Michael Masimini says employers are contravening the Employment Services and Immigrant Act, while thousands of South Africans have no work.
“This is not only the ATDF strike – this is national. We are engaging in this peaceful strike as we try to draw attention from our government.”
South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has, however, distanced itself from the looming strike action.
“It has been our stance before and it is still our stance – all issues pertaining to workers in that industry have a platform to negotiate through the bargaining council,” Satawu general secretary Anele Kiet told TimesLive.
“We are a member of the bargaining council and could never be the ones who would walk out of that particular structure to call for a shutdown.” Said Anele Kiet, Satawu general secretary
Sources: enca, thesouthafrican
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