Costs mount as Transnet strike hits ports

Mass stay-aways at the country’s major ports are seeing vessels line up outside the country’s harbours. The Road Freight Association says the suspension means that imported cargo is not getting onto trucks. #dstv403

DURBAN - Mass stay-aways at the country’s major ports are seeing vessels line up outside the country’s harbours.

The backlog is worsening as wage talks to end the crippling strike at Transnet continue.

READ: Transnet Strike | Satawu rejects latest wage offer

Unions SATAWU and UNTU have not accepted a new wage increase offer of between 4 to 5 percent.

Transnet has told clients in a note that eNCA has seen that all landside operations at ports have been suspended.

The Road Freight Association says the suspension means that imported cargo is not getting onto trucks.

READ: Transnet Strike | Landside port operations suspended

Meanwhile, Satawu says Transnet must feel the pressure.

It is now calling for government intervention.

The union says the employer is not coming to the table.

Mediation talks between unions and Transnet have stalled. Satawu is now calling for government intervention. For more, #eNCA speaks to Amanda Tshemese, head of communications for Satawu. #DStv403

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eNCA

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