Transnet says it has begun implementing the recovery process across its operations, as the company resumes operations following 12 days of industrial action.
The State-owned rail and ports entity confirmed on Wednesday that employee attendance is up across the board, averaging between 70% and 80%, with more staff members expected to return in a few days’ time.
In a press release the company said, “Transnet continues to prioritise the safety of employees and assets, as operations prepare to ramp up. Engagements with customers and industry are ongoing, with joint planning to clear backlogs created as a result of the industrial action.
“On the rail side, trolley trips are being undertaken to assess the safety of the railway network, as well as inspection of rolling stock to ensure trains are declared safe before services resume fully.”
Transnet added that the bulk of the work at its ports will be on ensuring that backlogs are cleared.