TMG Digital/TimesLive report that the National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) in KwaZulu-Natal is preparing for a strike at the Dube TradePort, which is located 30km north of Durban, after wage negotiations deadlocked.
The strike was due to commence on Monday. In a statement, the union said it had convened numerous meetings with management of the port, following which the membership mandated the leadership to roll out preparations for a strike action. The demands include the introduction of a 13th cheque‚ a monthly housing allowance of R1,500 and medical aid coverage whereby the employer would contribute 50% of the premiums. “We demand inflation plus 6% (12% total)‚ R12,000 minimum wage and the employer is only offering 8% and refuses to address the issue of minimum wage‚” Nehawu indicated.
- A short report by Kgaugelo Masweneng is at TimesLive
- Read Nehawu’s press statement in this regard at Cosatu Today