Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
23 Nov 2020
4:57 am

Plan for national shutdown by SA truck drivers shot down

Sipho Mabena

Meanwhile, reports indicate five more trucks have been set alight late on Saturday night on the R59, between Gauteng and the Free State, and on the N1.

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The call to join a three-day national shutdown by SA truck drivers “to clean the industry” of foreign drivers has left the industry jittery, with lawyers demanding that a group of local truck drivers advocating for 100% employment of locals commit not to organise, encourage or participate in the action. In a letter addressed to All Truck Drivers Foundation’s (ATDF) secretary-general Sifiso Nyathi, lawyers acting for the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry states that the council has been made aware of the notice for the shutdown that is being distributed on social media. The author...