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strike thumb medium85 85Engineering News reports that the Dube TradePort Corporation, an agency of the KwaZulu-Natal government, has announced that 112 employees, members of the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu), have gone on strike.

The corporation operates the Dube TradePort special economic zone and air cargo complex at Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. Nehawu issued the notice to strike after what Dube TradePort described as a “prolonged” process of negotiation and arbitration. The company has assured all customers and stakeholders that backup measures have been implemented to ensure that the strike has no significant impact on its operations. The corporation and the union have also agreed on a designated picketing area to ensure unimpeded access to the Dube TradePort and to the airport complex during the strike. The company said in its statement: “Dube TradePort believes that dialogue is the best way to achieve a sustainable settlement. Dube TradePort remains open to further engagements with the union to find a resolution that balances the interests of workers and the financial sustainability of the organisation.”


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