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numsaBusinessLive reports that operations at the Transnet offices in Richards Bay were expected to come to a standstill on Friday as a result of a protest march by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa).  

At the heart of the grievances of Numsa members are allegations of a sex-for-jobs scheme‚ corruption‚ health and safety violations, and labour brokers.  They are also calling for equal pay for equal work as contractors and permanent staff performed the same work for the same amount of hours‚ but permanent staff earned more than the contractors.  Numsa members caused chaos in early May when angry port workers used front-end loaders to flip over police vehicles and tear up roadside barriers at the Richards Bay Harbour.  Numsa Richards Bay local secretary Charles Mohlala said members would behave this time.  Despite the assurance from the union, Transnet has locked machines away.

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