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About 15,000 S.African freight workers to end strike

CAPE TOWN, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Around 15,000 striking SouthAfrican transport workers are expected to return to work onWednesday, although that will not include the main transportunion, the country's freight employers association said.

"Three of the unions have agreed to suspend strike action,"a spokeswoman for the association told Reuters on Tuesdayfollowing negotiations.

She said the major labour group, the South African Transportand Allied Workers Union (SATAWU), was not party to theagreement, which was made with three smaller unions: theTransport and Allied Workers Union of South Africa, the MotorTransport Workers Union and the Professional Transport WorkersUnion.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Writing by David Dolan; Editing byJon Herskovitz)

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Keywords: SAFRICA STRIKES/TRANSPORT

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