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boardroomtableTimesLive reports that union leaders and Pretoria Zoo management were due to meet again on Thursday morning in a last-ditch attempt to avert a strike that could affect the feeding of animals and cleaning of enclosures.  

The National Trade Union Congress (NTUC)‚ which represents about 120 general workers‚ has refused to budge on its demand for double pay for Sunday work and time-and-a-half for Saturday work.  On Wednesday the NTUC‚ which has been given the green light to down tools by the CCMA‚ threatened to shut the gates and prevent anyone from entering the animal sanctuary from Thursday‚ if the two parties did not find each other.  A Pretoria Zoo spokesperson said the demand was not financially viable as the establishment operated on a seven-day week programme and was a non-profit organisation.

  • Read this report by Sipho Mabena in full at TimesLive

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