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Teti Traffic contract workers to hand over memorandum to Sanral

Striking workers are demanding a salary increase, saying some of them are battling to make ends meet.

Striking Teti Traffic workers block the N1 North Highway at New Road on Tuesday 3 May 2016. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng traffic police say workers employed by Teti Traffic, which provides services to the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral), have arrived at the road agency's Midrand office to hand over their memorandum.

The striking workers are demanding a salary increase, saying some of them are battling to make ends meet on a monthly wage of just over R4,000.

Earlier, workers blocked the N1 North Highway near New Road during peak hour traffic.

#SanralStrike Workers say the only way they will be heard is if they obstruct traffic. ML pic.twitter.com/GGL79rh9VX

Teti Traffic's Operations Manager Perumal Pillay says, "We are hoping to have some form of settlement on the table."

The employer says it's deeply disappointed that contract workers have gone ahead with strike action for a 130 percent salary increase.

It says it is due to meet with striking workers at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Wednesday to discuss their differences.

Meanwhile, Teti Traffic is meeting with its legal team to file an urgent court interdict to stop its striking workers from protesting on the highways.

South African Transport and Allied Workers Union's Zanele Sabela said, "It was a peaceful protest, basically they're continuing to be arrogant as they've been throughout the negotiations."