Transport talks collapse
Talks to end the violent truck drivers' strike collapsed on Thursday when unions rejected a third offer by the Road Freight Employers' Association (RFEA).
"Unions responded that they once again do not accept the department of labour and Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration's co-facilitated deal," said RFEA executive officer Magretia Brown-Engelbrecht.
The RFEA accused the union of "shifting the goal post" in the second week of the strike.
"[The deal] met their demand of 18 percent in the first two years, plus an additional third year included the cycle, resulting in a three-year agreement," Brown-Engelbrecht said in a statement.
The discussions have been assisted by the CCMA, the labour minister and two officials from the labour department.
Further meetings with the unions were not yet scheduled.