Johannesburg - The High Court in Johannesburg has ordered the National Transport Movement (NTM) to stops its planned strike at Transnet, the parastatal said on Friday.
Spokesman Mboniso Sigonyela said Transnet received notice from the union that the strike was scheduled to begin at midnight on Friday. The union wanted recognition and organisational rights.
He said the company's view was that NTM was making an unreasonable demand which did not comply with recognition requirements.
“In terms of the existing recognition agreement between Transnet and its recognised unions, a trade union must have at least 30
percent of bargaining unit employees in an operating division, and 30 percent across all Transnet divisions to be recognised and granted organisational rights. NTM only has 3.5 percent representation.”
Recognised union at Transnet are the SA Transport and Allied Workers Union, the United Transport and Allied Trade Union, and the SA Railways and Harbours Union.