Strike interdicted at SA’s ports, work must go ahead

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The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has interdicted a strike which had been set to start at 6am today (Thursday) at the country’s ports.

This is according to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu).

“The Labour Court has reserved judgment until September 5, therefore the strike cannot go on,” the union tweeted overnight.

On Tuesday, the union said that the issue revolved around the discrepancy in salaries between black and white staff, including marine pilots, tug masters and chief marine engineering officers. White mariners allegedly draw higher salaries than their black counterparts, even when they have less experience. Satawu said it served the strike notice to TNPA on Monday after the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) granted permission to strike in April.





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