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South Africa Port, Rail Workers Threaten Strike After Rejecting Wage Offer

  • Union members inform Transnet of plan to strike from Oct. 6
  • Company offering workers 1.5% pay increase, once-off payment
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Labor unions at South Africa’s state-owned ports and freight-rail company threatened to begin a strike this week after rejecting its latest wage offer, a move that may curb shipments of coal and other minerals.

The United National Transport Union served Transnet SOC Ltd. with a 48-hour notice that its members plan to stop work from Oct. 6, according to a statement. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union said separately that it will notify Transnet today of its plan to begin a strike on Oct. 10.