Strike at Huguenot Tunnel to go ahead

Workers went on strike two weeks ago after negotiations between their employer and Satawu collapsed.

Huguenot tunnel. Picture: Abed Ahmed/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Striking Huguenot Tunnel workers are expected to protest in front of their place of work today.

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) said it has not reached a settlement with the workers employers yet.

They went on strike two weeks ago, after negotiations between their employer and Satawu collapsed.

They are demanding a R400 wage increase, while their bosses are offering R305.

The union's Brightness Matwa said, "We'll be picketing up to intensify the action that we've engaged, which is the strike. And this is also done in a way to show that the disapproval of what the employed is doing by the federation and the trade union."