For Immediate Release
27th July 2022
UPDATE ON TRANSNET WAGE NEGOTIATIONS
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) wishes to inform its members and the public that it has met with Transnet Management for salary negotiations and the two had the last round of the negotiations between the 21st and the 22nd of July 2022.
Regrettably the two parties did not agree on wage increment and few other issues, and we have since taken the matter to the Transnet Bargaining Council (TBC). The TBC will then call SATAWU and Transnet Management for a consultation. If the employer does not come with a better off, and negotiations remain deadlocked the Bargaining Council will then issue a certificate to allow the union and its members to conduct a protected strike.
The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union wants to state that going on a strike is not the main priority however we will be forced to if the employer keeps on insulting and undermining us.
We are confident that we will meet the Transnet Management at the Bargaining Council within the next thirty days (30), and we will then communicate the updates and new developments our members and the media in due course.
SATAWU wants to reassure its members that it will continue fighting against inequality, poverty and poor working conditions in all its sectors.
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