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strike thumb medium85 85TimesLive reports that attempts to avert industrial action at the Pretoria Zoo officially collapsed on Thursday‚ with the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) slapping management of the National Zoological Gardens of SA (NZG) with a strike notice.  

Zoo spokesperson Craig Allenby said the notice indicated that members of the union‚ which represents about 120 workers‚ intended demonstrating and picketing after the expiry of the 48-hour notice period.  He indicated that the unresolved dispute related to an agreement signed in 2009 between the NZG and its various trade unions on the implementation of a seven-day work week.  The union is demanding that the agreement be cancelled and that employees be paid overtime for work performed during weekends.  Management says it has a contingency plan in place to ensure both the welfare of the animals and the safety of the visitors should the union continue with its actions.

  • Read this report by Sipho Mabena in full at TimesLive

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