Durban - The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has distanced itself from the planned strike in the trucking industry on September 1 and 2.
"News of a nationwide strike in the industry has been widely circulated. However, we do not know the origins of the call for the strike because none of the legitimate unions within the National Bargaining Council for Road Freight and Logistics Industry have called for it," said Satawu media officer, Zanele Sabela.
She said they were concerned for the safety of truck drivers and urged trucking companies to be cautious because in the past strikes called by faceless people have often resulted in gruesome attacks on truck drivers with trucks they drive set alight.
"We support all efforts by the South African Police Services to stump out attacks on the country’s trucking industry which are tantamount to economic sabotage," she said.
Earlier this week, The Mercury reported that a truck strike warning had been circulated on social media.