The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber acknowledges the rights of workers to strike.
What we cannot support is public violence, intimidation, and the willful damage to property.
Such action from strikers is in no way conducive to negotiation, and their actions have a knock-on effect felt throughout the economy.
The strike poses a threat to production and delivery, and violent public action is a threat to the safety of workers and the public
The longer this strike action continues, the greater and more detrimental the effects to the business community and the economy.
The Business Chamber urges all those involved in the strike to consider the reputational damage done to South Africa, particularly with regards to our image as a competitive international investment destination.
We urge swift negotiations to conclude a win-win scenario for all parties concerned top bring an urgent end to this potentially crippling strike in the transport and logistics sector.