A one-day nationwide stoppage is currently planned by members of SATAWU
on 6 March if no progress is made in talks.
has also congratulated transport minister Ms Dipuo Peters for being re-appointed.
SATAWU, among other complaints, claimed that SAA has failed to pay its members annual retention premiums that have been paid out in past years.
The investigation was launched after SATAWU issued a formal complaint alleging "mismanagement" by Ngqula.
Despite pressure and threats, SATAWU
workers refused to handle the cargo or to allow scab labor to unload the ship.
For South Africa though, we are indeed proud of our dockworkers who as members of SATAWU
refused to offload a ship from Israel.
Ironic because, last year, the same SATAWU
members refused to offload the Chinese ship An Yue Jiang, which was carrying arms and ammunition destined for Robert Mugabe's army.