Strike scheduled for Monday

SACCAWU said negotiations are currently deadlocked.

Workers belonging to Satawu are currently negotiating for wage increases. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN

CAPE TOWN - An estimated 180 members of the bargaining council in the road freight and logistics industry will be downing tools this coming Monday over low wages.

They are demanding a 15 percent wage increase.

The council however is only offering six percent.

The South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union's (SACCAWU) Thabo Mahlangu said negotiations are currently deadlocked.

"We are going on strike because of the dispute that exists there.

"The main issues are the wage increase, the issue of the transport allowance and the issue of the provident fund increase."

Saturday marks the second day of a nationwide bus strike.

Workers belonging to the South African Transport And Allied Workers Union (Satawu) are also currently negotiating for wage increases.