Three-week truck driver strike in South Africa ends.

By bne IntelliNews October 15, 2012
A wage deal was signed at the road freight bargaining council offices in Johannesburg on October 12, putting an end to a three-week wildcat strike by truck drivers, which hit supplies of fuel, cash and consumer goods throughout South Africa, Business Day reported. "While we are mindful of the cost to the economy and the lives lost in this strike, we are convinced that the sector will now rebuild itself to the advantage of the greater South African economy," the general-secretary of the Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) Dennis George was quoted as saying. The truckers strike was marked by violence, which left several truck drivers injured and one dead, and a number of trucks damaged or destroyed. Meanwhile, the widespread illegal industrial auctions in the mining sector are continuing, rattling Africas biggest economy.

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