For Immediate Release
24th June 2022
SATAWU WAGE NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE WITH TRANSNET
The South African Transport and Allied Workers (SATAWU) met with Transnet Management for third-round salary negotiations yesterday, the 23rd of June 2022 at the Transnet National Bargaining Council (TNBC), SATAWU had the following consolidated demands:
1. Nightshift allowance to increase to R15 per hour
2. Standby allowance to increase to R10 per hour
3. 13.5% across the board increase to salaries (including all allowances)
4. Three-year Agreement (subject to holistic agreement)
5. Low – income medical aid must be fast tracked to deadlines for conclusion to be
6. Third party deductions to be allowed throughout payroll
7. Capping of the overtime to be removed
8. No retrenchments for the duration of the wage agreement
• Backpay from 1 April 2022 irrespective of date signed agreement
• The value of the medical subsidy to be increased R2500 per month (R30 000 per
annum) and available to all employees
• The value of the housing allowance to be increased to 10% of currently hourly rate and applicable from 1st hour of acting
However, the employer proposed the following:
• Year 1: R12 per hour – 3.1 %
• Year 2: R12.50 per hour – 4.2 %
• Year 3: R13.00 per hour – 4.0 %• Cumulative increase of 11.7% over 3 year period
2. Increase current rate of R7.93 per hour to R8.25 per hour (4.0% increase) for the duration of the agreement
3. Increase on Guaranteed Pay
• Year 1: 1.0%
• Year 2: 2.5 %
• Year 3: 3.0%
• Cumulative increase of 6.5 % over 3-year period
4. In the interest of stability and certainty, the position on three – year agreement remains.
5. Concur with demand to fast track. 30 September 2022, subject to the parties having signed off on the terms of reference by 30 June 2022.
• Management understands the need for certain critical deductions like Mortgage Bond and
Life Insurance Policies etc.
• Establish task team to ensure compliance with legislation (National Treasury Guidelines,
National Credit Act, POPIA) and consider modalities and parameters.
• Terms of reference to be agreed as part of wage negotiations.
7. Handcuffed by labour decision to not discuss variation agreement matters at Wage negotiations but rather at OD level
• However, if labour is willing to discuss Management’s proposal to remove policy items from the variation Agreement, Management is willing to discuss the labour proposal relating to addressing the capping of overtime
8. Unable to meet Labour proposal
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) wants to state that it is still consulting with its members in relation to these proposals. We will further communicate and update our members when there are new developments.
Issued by SATAWU
General Secretary Cde Jack Mazibuko: 082 660 4793
Deputy General Secretary Cde Anele Kiet: 071 021 1903
Head Of Communications Amanda Tshemese: 062 945 7217