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ancylANA reports that the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Greater KwaDukuza region in KwaZulu-Natal province said on Tuesday it supported a protracted strike at tolling company Intertoll.  

Workers affiliated to the SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) downed tools at the firm last Monday, demanding salary increases from R2,900 to R6,000 a month, and also that the SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) take over management.  Intertoll is contracted to Sanral to manage four of its toll plazas, including the Mvoti Toll Plaza on the N2 in Groutville.  During the strike that turned violent last week, workers burned down the Mvoti toll office.  On Monday, the strike caused major traffic delays during peak-hours at the toll plazas on the N2 between Mtunzini and Tongaat as well as on the N3 at Mariannhill, near Pinetown.  The ANCYL said it stood in solidarity with the workers, and condemned what it called the exploitation of young black locals who only occupied junior positions at the company.  It added that workers should only resume work once an amicable solution was reached.

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