Johannesburg, South Africa – Up to 50 000 Transnet workers will strike from May the 10th over a wage dispute. According to the general secretary of the United Transport and Allied Trade Union it will be a big strike, his exact words were "biggest strike in the history of South Africa".
But what does that mean if they strike? Well to start with it will stop ships, it can disrupt food supplies and can also disrupt ports as well as fuel coming into the country.
There is no word yet on how long the strike can last but if it lasts long it can basically bring the country to a standstill, at least according to the general secretary.
The unions want a full 15% increase while Transnet only offers around 8% increase of wages.