Ministers intervene to end Transnet strike

The Durban Chamber of Commerce says the ongoing Transnet strike is costing the sector a fortune. Workers rejected the latest offer of up to 5%, saying it's an insult. They are demanding a salary hike between 12 and 13% #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Three government ministers have stepped in to try to end the strike at Transnet.

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi and Agriculture Minister Thoko Didiza are engaging with unions and the Transnet board.

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They're calling for a speedy resolution to negotiations at the bargaining council.

The mass action is costing the economy billions, every day.

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Unions have rejected the latest offer of a four to five percent increase.

The strike has now entered its eighth day.


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