Johannesburg Metro cop with a motorist who commited a traffic offence in the center of Johannesburg city. 061008 Pic:Boxer Ngwenya

Port Elizabeth - Three traffic department offices in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro were closed on Wednesday because of strike action, a municipal official said.

Municipal spokesman Mthubanzi Mniki said the offices in Korsten, Sidwell and Uitenhage were affected.

He said preliminary information suggested about 30 staff members were striking because of salary gradings.

“The management is currently in consultation with the striking employees to bring the situation to normality.

“For now, we cannot confirm when the offices will re-open.”

People who had appointments on Thursday were advised to keep their documentation as proof when re-scheduling.

The municipality apologised for the inconvenience. - Sapa