About 100 truck drivers from Izusa Carriers have ceased striking after they signed a resolution agreement, drafted and presented by Innovative Staffing Solutions, with the Motor Transport Workers Union (MTWU).
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The aversion comes after the truck drivers took action strike on the N4 near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga. Only one-third of the workforce participated in the strike action, with the majority of employees wanting to continue with their duties.
The agreement states that the Union and its members will cease their action with immediate effect and resume operations. This includes the removal of the blockage of the service road and the N4.
Managing director of Innovative Staffing Solutions, Arnoux Maré, says: “The strike was, in fact, unlawful. It is our opinion that the strike was unprotected because the real issue in the dispute can be referred to arbitration to be resolved. In terms of the Labour Relations Act, if a matter can be resolved through arbitration or the Labour Court, strike action is deemed unlawful.”
Senior representatives from Innovative Staffing Solutions are still on site to ensure that communication channels remain open.