APPLAUDING DECISION TAKEN BY TRANSNET BOARD TO TERMINATE THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT OF SIYABONGA GAMA AS GCEO.

22 October 2018

As the Revolutionary Transport Union of South Africa (RETUSA), with substantial membership at Transnet, we are
not surprised that Gama opted not to respond the board’s instruction to explain why his contract should not be
terminated.

After the investigation that implicated him in misconduct and maladministration in the acquisition of locomotives
worth R54bn from General Electric, Bombardier Transport, China South Rail and China North Rail in 2012 he
was given 10 days, until 15 October 2018, to show why his contract of employment should not be terminated
which he failed to do.

This is the high level of arrogance – we as a union that has constantly raised the issue – have been speaking
about it all along. Gama has turned our parastatal into a mess. It is under him that Transnet has become
known for bad headlines. He wasted money on Chinese locomotives that didn’t fit the specs to for South
Africa’s track systems. This on its own dreadfully affected the country’s transportation network: and this
in turn affected and continues to affect many other businesses down the line. This grave and poor
handling of a procurement operation has contributed to the poor functioning of Transnet as a
parastatal. The bigoted exploitation of stevedoring companies happened under his nose.
He did nothing about this as some managers in the procurement processes benefit through
his patronage networks internally.

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Industry Sectors and companies where RETUSA is represented
  1. Roadfreight companies:
  2. Maritime companies:
  1. Rail companies:
  2. Aviation Companies:
  3. Car Rental Companies:
  4. Pipeline Companies:
  1. Road Infrastructure companies:
  2. Road Passenger companies:
  3. Support service companies:












Attempts by Forum SA Logistics to Falsify Membership Resignations

On Monday the 13th of August of 2018, Retusa had the aberrant experience of receiving a fax purporting to be a member’s written Affidavit notifying us of their resignation from being a member of the union.

Upon further investigation, by telephone to the sender of the document; by telephone to the member whose details are fraudulently used; and by assessing the veracity of the document, we were able to establish the degree of brazenness in the crime we were bearing witness to – since even at first glance this document reeked of glaringly suspicious documentation-standard errors.
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New RETUSA Offices: Johannesburg and Inland Operations

As our agenda to expand as an organization moves forward, and towards us having a greater
national footprint, we have reached another significant milestone.In collaboration with all our members and our continued dedication in making RETUSA the
Revolutionary progressive home for transport workers, we have secured office space to service
the Johannesburg and inland operations regions.

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A Message of Gratitude To All Who Came Out In Support Of Our Programme Of Mass Action RETUSA WELCOMES THE APPOINTMENT OF AN INTERIM NEW BOARD LED BY
CHAIRPERSON DR POPO SIMON MOLEFE AT TRANSNET
SPARK OF HOPE WITHIN THE ROAD FREIGHT INDUSTRY AFTER FRUITFUL DISCUSSIONS
AMONGST AFFECTED PARTIES.
12 July | 2018 24 May | 2018 26 May | 2018
A message of thanks to each and every one of our members and supporting workers who came out to
support the program of action on the 11th of July to Transnet at Bayhead in Durban.A campaign we had planned to carry out from Wednesday the 11th through the weekend but was halted into
its second day as we afforded leeway for Court deliberations due to sit and pave way to serve clarity on our ongoing
battle with Transnet: and particularly Transnet’s refusal to give satisfactory responses to workers’ demands since the
first program of mass action this year on the 19th April.

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A statement on the appointment of Dr. Popo Molefe as Chairperson of the new Board
at Tansnet. An appointed we believe signals the prospect of positive change at the SOE as
Dr. Molefe has delivered other changes elsewhere, notably at Prasa where he was the Chairman of the Board.

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Outcomes of the meeting that sat on the 23rd of May 2018, pertaining to the compliance challenges in the road
freight industry – particularly in KwaZulu, where certain employers were found to be flouting the country’s employment
laws when appointing drivers.The outcomes included the Bargaining Council committing itself to ensuring that the specific occupational laws in
question are being enforced – and that all companies affected comply.

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President: Justice Ncanywa | General Secretary: JV Dube

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