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The All Truck Drivers Forum and Allied South Africa, which has embarked on a national stayaway, has distanced itself from the truck blockades that have reportedly taken place along routes, including the N3 and N12, since Sunday morning.

ATDFASA general secretary, Sifiso Nyathi, told Freight News that truck drivers had embarked on a stayaway but that the union had not issued any instruction to drivers to disrupt traffic.

He said ATDFASA would hand over a memorandum of grievances to the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry (NBCRFLI) on Monday, and said the stayaway would then end at midday.

This was despite a Pretoria High Court interdict awarded to the NBCRFLI against the ATDFASA in July 2020, which ordered them not to get involved in “organising, encouraging and inciting any other person to participate in protest action or ‘national shutdown’ against the employment of foreign nationals in the road freight and logistics industry on 7 July 2020 or at any other time thereafter”.

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