We have received information that the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU) will embark on a nationwide protected strike tomorrow [Thursday, 28 July 2016].
The strike could affect refineries, fuel depots and insourced truck drivers. Petrol stations might also be affected.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber welcomes the announcement that the strike at Algoa Bus Company has ended.
The busses are expected back on the roads by Monday.
Damage to property was calculated to be at least R 502 500, with fences and several shop windows needing to be repaired. Many of these businesses were not insured for public violence and would have to foot the repair bills themselves.
Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Ben Fihla wants action on wild cat strikes that he says are leaving the metro “constantly embarrassed when workers are locked out of municipal buildings and the public are denied services at government buildings”.
There were 33 incidents of industrial action in the Eastern Cape last year with workers losing R88.2 million in wages as a result, according to the Annual Industrial Action Report for 2013, published by the Department of Labour.
The number of...
We are pleased to announce that the Labour Court on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 declared the National Union of Metal workers of South Africa's (Numsa's) strike at the Ngqura Container Terminal illegal and unprotected, forcing the new members of the union who were still on strike to return to work or face dismissal.
Strikes set business back from peer countries – Business Chamber
Comment from Mr Kevin Hustler, CEO, on behalf of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber:
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber expresses its relief on behalf of business at the...
Transnet Group CEO Brian Molefe has opened the door for the return of more members of NUMSA currently on strike at the Port of Ngqura.
A striking Numsa member linked to violent attacks on Transnet employees spends night behind bars, while Transnet extends grace period for scores of colleagues wanting to abandon the Numsa-organised strike.
Transnet temporarily lifts lockout to allow striking colleagues volunteering to abandon the Numsa-organised strike action to return to work on humanitarian grounds.