Chikunga: Progress made in resolving issues in trucking sector

Chikunga: Progress made in resolving issues in trucking sector

The Transport Minister says there's been progress in their efforts to resolve issues in the trucking sector.

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" We are very cognisant and appreciative of unions, associations and campaigning councils amongst the relevant stakeholders for their cooperation and support in ensuring a vibrant and compliant sector," Minister Sindiswe Chikunga said on Thursday.  

"We continue working with all roleplayers and stakeholders."

Chikunga briefed the media on their work to address the concerns raised by truckers.  

A drivers' forum, the ATDF-SA, called off a planned national shutdown this week at the last minute.  

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It was after stakeholders and unions intervened on Sunday, to listen to their grievances over the employment of foreign nationals. 

Chikunga's appealed to truck owners to comply with labour laws. 

"The department of employment and labour is also continuining with it's inspections to ensure compliance with labour laws, which includes verifying whether employers have duly registered their employees and that there is compliance with prescribed conditions of employment and remuneration."

The minister says law enforcement agencies will remain on high alert as the country prepares to vote in next week's general election.

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