An interdict has been granted against striking truck drivers from Border Logistics Services (PTY) LTD, Mountain Top Logistics (PTY) LTD, Port Natal Trans (PTY) LTD and Selborne Commodity Trading (PTY) LTD, all under the Nida Transport group.
On Wednesday, the Labour Court in Johannesburg granted an interdict against the strike, declaring it unlawful and unprotected.
The interdict restrains the truck drivers from interfering with the company’s operations by:
1 – Blocking in any way access to and exit from the company’s and company’s clients offices and/or at any of the company’s or company’s clients’ depots as situated around South Africa.
2 – Preventing in any way non-striking employees of any of the company from entering or leaving the company’s premises or depots or tendering services at the company’s premises or the depots.
3 – Intimidating or harassing or threatening with violence in any way, any of the company’s non-striking employees or any of the company’s clients and business associates.
4 – Using any of the company’s trucks or any other equipment to obstruct or block any public or private roads wherever the trucks and equipment may be deployed throughout South Africa.
The drivers were also ordered to hand over the keys of the trucks and Proof of Delivery (POD) documents to the nominated company’s representatives.
Nida Transport truck drivers downed tools on Monday demanding that the company addresses;
– racism by some of the managers,
– refund an unexplained R2 000 deduction on the July salaries,
– pay dispute, saying they were getting less than R8 000 salary a month
– truck drivers complain that they are not given time off
– inhuman working conditions
Drivers who have spoken to SA Trucker say that the company has not showed willingness to address their problems.
Meanwhile, the company’s representative have refused to give their comment.
The ongoing Nida Transport truck driver strike has been interdicted. Here is the order from the Labour Court in Johannesburg. pic.twitter.com/V3uGWw1WUD
— SA Trucker (@rsa_trucker) August 6, 2020