Transnet: Worker homes to be repaired

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Transnet would repair the houses of workers damaged during a strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) at the Ngqura container terminal in the Eastern Cape, it said yesterday. General manager of Eastern Cape terminals Siyabulela Mhlaluka said: “For those who have already fixed damages, Transnet will cover the cost of repairs.” The homes of three non-striking workers were stoned and petrol-bombed on April 29, allegedly by striking Numsa members. The strike was related to disputes over transport allowances, working hours, and the use of labour brokers. Mhlaluka said the parastatal would protect the rights of workers who chose not to join the strike. It offered a R100 000 reward for information that may lead to the prosecution of the perpetrators. – Sapa

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