JOHANNESBURG - The main opposition Democratic Alliance said on Friday it would seek an urgent update from state-owned freight and rail company Transnet on a protracted "go-slow" strike at its Ngqura port.
Workers have staged the protest action at the Ngqura container terminal for 13 days in a show of dissatisfaction about promotions.
This has forced truck drivers to wait up to 18 hours before they can drop off or collect goods, leaving products from the automotive, citrus, meat, textiles and electronic sectors stuck in transit.
On Thursday Transnet said it had suspended a number of its employees at the terminal in Port Elizabeth for engaging in illegal industrial action which had had hit citrus and automotive customers the hardest.
DA spokeswoman on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone said strong and decisive leadership was needed at Transnet to avert what could potentially result in a loss of jobs and revenue.