Truck drivers in South Africa are threatening to go on strike next week after several months of failed salary negotiations. (Truck News)
The main transport workers union (Satawu) has announced plans for a national truck driver strike after failed negotiations attempts with truck employers. Satawu said truckers are seeking and increase of 12% for 2013 and 2014. The transport union refused to say how much the employers' association is offering, but local radio station Talk 702 put the figure at 8%.
South Africa's central reserve bank has forecast inflation will hold steady at around 5% percent through 2014. There was no immediate comment from the The Road Freight Association of transport employers. A strike could disrupt fuel supply chains and retail businesses in the country . The fear of violence is a concern as to what has happened in the mining sector of strikes.