Satawu plans solidarity strike

2010-05-21 16:13

The South African Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) has

rejected Transnet’s 11% pay increase offer and will mobilise other sectors for a

solidarity strike, according to union president Ezron Mabanya.

“In other words, a luta continua, they will continue to be on


This would affect road freight, security and cleaners, and other


It would take seven days to apply for permission for a solidarity


Satawu disagreed with United Transport and Allied Trade Union

(Utatu), which has accepted 11%, and would push for 13%.

Only Satawu’s Limpopo branches wanted to accept.

The strike at Transnet began with Satawu on Monday, May 10. Utatu

joined the next day.

Transnet employs nearly 54?000 people. Satawu represents 39% of the

workers and Utatu represents 45%.

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