Nida Transport truck drivers are continuing with their strike which started on Monday morning. Truck drivers downed tools in protest over allegations of racism by managers, underpayment, and unfair working conditions.
Drivers who spoke to SA Trucker said that the company has not made contact in view to resolving the drivers’ concerns but instead they have been receiving threats of dismissal.
Managing Director David Palmer has continuously refused to comment about the strike.
As reported earlier, drivers want the company to take action on managers who racially abuse drivers. They also want the company to pay back R2000 deducted from their July without any explanation.
The truck drivers wrote to the company’s biggest clients asking them not to load any of Nida Transport’s trucks because they risked parking off with their loads.
Several trucks, some loaded with manganese are parked at Postmasburg, Mooi River, Underberg, Vryburg,
“We are getting R8000 after 12 Kuruman – Durban trips, do the maths yourself, it gives you slightly over R600 per round trip of 2000km, this is slavery, it has to stop,” said one trucker who is parked at Mooi River together with hundreds of other drivers.