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protestTimeslive reports that approximately 150 trucks from a transport company stopped on either side of the N4 near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga as drivers embarked on a strike on Tuesday.  

Hlasinyane Motaung of the Motor Transport Workers’ Union (MTWU) said that protected strike action had started on Monday with the workers unhappy because the employer had outsourced the staff.  He alleged that there were issues related to tax and the drivers' provident funds.  "They were deducting from the salary for this but employees are receiving letters saying they owe SARS‚" claimed Motaung.  He pointed out that the striking truck drivers had not blockaded the N4 highway, but acknowledged that traffic had slowed down.  Motaung was of the view that a deal could be struck soon.

  • A short report by Naledi Shange is at Timeslive

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