Our circular letter CL.WAGE.NEG.T.008.4/SH//av, dated 2018/01/16 refers.

The United National Transport Union (UNTU) informed Transnet today that the Union has not yet obtained mandates from all our Branches across the country, on the company’s absolute final wage offer.

Steve Harris, General Secretary of UNTU, says only half of UNTU’s Branches were able to complete the mandate form. In some of the instances where mandates were obtained, it was completed by an individual and not done in accordance with the Union’s Constitutional Mandate process.

“We want to ensure that all members have a proper understanding of the final wage offer, the consequences of their response to it, irrespective of what the response will be, and participation in the mandate process,” says Harris.

To ensure that this happens, UNTU will use all our Full-time Trade Union Representatives (FTUR’s) across the country, to go to Branches and ensure that the correct procedure is followed and the mandate of all Branches are obtained before the Union responds to the final offer.

The Final offer is no forced retrenchments of our members for the next three years.

The proposed wage increase is:
2018 – 6, 5%
2019 – 7, 25%
2020 – 7, 5%

The Housing allowance is to be increased with 4, 5% each year for the next three years.

The Medical Aid allowance will increase with:
2018 – 5, 5%
2019 – 6%
2020 – 6, 5%

The parties will meet each other again, at the Transnet Bargaining Council, for Labour’s response to the final wage offer by 12 March 2018.

Issued on behalf of UNTU by Sonja Carstens, Media and Liaison Officer. For UNTU Press Statements phone 082 463 6806 or e-mail

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