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Media Release | Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Dear Valued Stakeholder

Transnet Stops Strike Action by SATAWU

Transnet has managed to stop the strike action planned by South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) following a 48-hour notice for our marine personnel to embark on a strike action on Wednesday 29 May. This was realised through a court interdict obtained by Transnet this afternoon.

The strike action was as a result of an unresolved dispute of mutual interest that exists between Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) Marine Personnel who are members of SATAWU. The Marine Personnel include Marine Pilots, Tug Masters and Chief Marine Engineering Officers and are responsible for a large part of operations in the port system. We remain committed in further engaging with SATAWU towards a resolution.

Please be assured of our commitment to provide a seamless service to the industry. TNPA management will be closely monitoring port operations and will try to prevent any potential disruptions to shipping movements.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries. I am available on or 083 288 8908.

Yours sincerely
Moshe Motlohi
General Manager Corporate Affairs & External Relations: Transnet National Ports Authority
Date: 29 May 2019