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Road freight and logistics workers in South Africa stage strike action

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Transport workers in South Africa walked out on strike this week to fight for better pay and conditions in the road freight and logistics industry.

The workers, represented by the ITF-affiliated South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu), took strike action on 13 February after the employers’ association refused to meet demands made by the union during contract negotiations for 2010/2011.

Satawu’s demands on behalf of road freight and logistics workers include: an across the board wage increase of 20 per cent over two years; a ban on labour brokers; an increase in existing allowances and the introduction of new allowances; six months’ maternity leave on full pay and four weeks’ annual leave.

Zenzo Mahlangu, Satawu general secretary, commented: “The strike is taking the form of gatherings and marches in all provinces. We call on all workers in road freight and logistics, whether they union members or not, whether permanent employees or not, to use this last resort to build a better life for all in the industry – for themselves and for generations to come.”

ITF general secretary David Cockroft sent the union a message of solidarity on 11 February in which he stated: “As workers, you need to organise your collective strength to ensure you receive the pay and benefits your families need, to improve the salaries of long-distance drivers, and to ban labour brokers who deteriorate the conditions of employment."

He added: “Organising a union and defending working conditions is your right. The ITF supports your courage to exercise your rights. We stand together in solidarity to defend workers' rights in the transportation industry all over the world.”

source: http://www.itfglobal.org/news-online/index.cfm/newsdetail/5662?frmSessionLanguage=ENG

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