Durban - A group of about 200 protesters blocked the entrance to the harbour on Tuesday morning, resulting in trucks not being able to get into the port and staff not being able to enter at N-Shed.
The strikers work for various companies that are contracted by Transnet.
Chief among their complaints is that they work long hours with little pay, and that they want to be made permanent employees of Transnet.
Ndoni Magwaza, one of the strikers, said they did not have any medical aid and did not get any care for injuries on duty.
“I once slipped on duty and injured my knee, which became swollen. All they did was tell me that I would get better and that was the end of it. I had to take myself to a hospital to get treated. My knee was swollen for a whole week,” Magwaza said.