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sarb thumb medium60 101Pretoria News reports that workers of the SA Bank Note Company want their bosses at the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) to subsidise their medical aid as promised and to increase their wages.  

They marched to the SARB on Wednesday to indicate that they had grievances and would not work unless those were addressed.  Shop steward Moses Fikile Mane stated:  “Medical aid is a condition of employment at our company, but amazingly the Reserve Bank is not subsidising under the false pretext of total guaranteed packages.  Reserve Bank employees are subsidised for medical aid, and there is no logic in that we aren’t.”  About salaries he said:  “The company is offering workers a 6.6% wage increase yet we are demanding 8.5%, but that is negotiable.  Other problems are salary disparities which are not attended to.”  The SARB’s Morgan Pillay received the memorandum and assured the protesters it would reach the intended authorities and their demands would be responded to.


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