The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] in KwaZulu-Natal is currently preparing for a full-blown strike at the Dube Trade Port Cooperation [DTPC] which will commence as from Tuesday 15th March 2022. This came as a result of the employer not paying salary increments for 2020/21 financial year period.

NEHAWU has convened numerous meetings with the management of Dube Trade Port, however, the management displayed extraordinary arrogance and was not willing to listen to the genuine demands of our members and workers. The decision by the management not pay salary increments for the 2020/21 financial year had nothing to do with unavailability of funds. In the numerous meetings we had convened with the management including the Chief Executive Officer, we were told that the increments were budgeted for, and that there is a directive from Treasury that salary increments should not be paid.

After several engagements with the management and their blunt refusal to cooperate with the union, our members and workers mandated the union to rollout preparations for a strike action.

Our demands for the period concerned at Dube Trade Port are as follows:

  • Single term agreement
  • 12% increase across the board
  • Housing Allowance of R1500
  • Medical Aid capped at R2500
  • December bonus of R5000
  • Transport Allowance to increase to R150

The management is seemingly reluctant to meet the demands presented by the workers. The strike will be indefinite until such time the employer has put something on the table. We will also be mobilising our members in various sectors to join us on the picket lines.


Issued by NEHAWU KwaZulu-Natal Secretariat Office

For more information, please contact: 

Ayanda Zulu (Provincial Secretary) at 081 758 5199 or 

Ntokozo Nxumalo (Provincial Deputy Secretary) at 0815255983 or email: