“According to the company, the requirement for an annual wage increase of 12 per cent for the next three years will result in an increase in the wage bill of R8.8 billion over the next three years, which will have a significant impact. For Transnet, double-digit increases are therefore very prohibitive. JOHANNESBURG – The United National Transport Union (Untu) has signed a 7.1% pay increase contract with Transnet for its employees. JOHANNESBURG – The United National Transport Union (Untu) is considering a final salary offer from Parastatal Transnet, but has not ruled out union action if its members refuse the offer. The union says the 7.1% pay increase agreement is three years, dated April 1, 2018. “A three-year contract is unprecedented at Transnet. On Tuesday, Transnet and the recognized unions Satawu and UNTU agreed on seven percent, 7.5% and 8.25% of work, night and child care allowances for the next three years until 2018,” Gama said in a statement. The United National Transport Union (UNTU) has signed a 7.1% wage increase agreement for its members of the public freight group Transnet. The three-year contract dates back to April 1, 2018. Transnet was not ready either. increase your medical subsidy or housing allowance to more than the agreed salary percentage, while the work required that both be increased from the current R1300 to R1790 in 2018, R2500 in 2019 and R3500 in 2020, because the only two medical tools to which Transnet members could belong would have increased the costs for 2018 from eight to ten percent. The other issues were night and child care allowances.
The agreement would focus on implementing and implementing Transnet`s market demand strategy, Gama said. The goal of the agreement is to confirm the strengths of the relationship between the company and its employees, he said. Transnet began its wage offer by stating that labour demand of 12 per cent was very high, taking into account the current consumer price index (CPI) of 4.8 per cent. It offered members a multi-year collective agreement with a five per cent pay increase for 2018, 5.5 per cent in 2019 and 6 per cent for 2020. Transnet was not willing to add an additional two percent increase for employees earning less than 100,000 R100,000 per year. Transnet believes that entry-level wages “are very favourable in the market and are above the minimum wage,” he said. “UNTU believes that this wage agreement is the best organized job, which is facing the difficult financial situation in which Transnet and the country find themselves, after the international rating agency Standard and Poor`s lowered the state rating to companies last November. UNTU continues to defend the employment of all its members while negotiating wages and better working conditions,” Evans said. Transnet simply wanted to “take and use the benefits that Untu has struggled over the last 30 years, because it thinks that work must agree to forego these benefits when in return they pay peanuts.” Transnet then returned to the negotiating table to present its final salary offer to work – a 6.5 per cent increase for 2018; 7.25 per cent for 2019; eight per cent for 2020; No reductions for the next three years; and no increase in aid, including medical assistance and housing allowance.
Untu had until January 15 to present its members with this offer for a mandate to accept or withdraw the offer.