South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (SATAWU) has won a victory for workers in time for Christmas.
The 41 workers were dismissed from Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 at Transnet Port Terminals in 2016, for having taken part in a work stoppage.
SATAWU took the matter to the Transnet Bargaining Council and won the case. However, the company refused to accept the outcome and took the matter for review to the Labour Court. SATAWU opposed the action.
Recognising the pace at which the wheels of the law grind, SATAWU’s National Officer Bearers engaged Transnet’s newly appointed Group CEO, Tau Morwe on the matter. Today those engagements culminated in an out of court settlement which will see all 41 workers reinstated before end of the year. All monies owed to them will be paid in full in terms of the agreement.
For more details and to arrange interviews contact:
Zanele Sabela, SATAWU Media Officer, 011 403 2077, firstname.lastname@example.org