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strike thumb medium85 85Bosveld Review reports that some 500 workers at Spif Beleggings Chickens in Mookgophong (Naboomspruit), who are represented by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu), have been left without any source of an income since May.  

This was after wage negotiations between the company and union reached a deadlock and they went on strike.  Fawu Limpopo provincial secretary Nelson Semenya said:  “Workers are demanding a R300 wage increment, while the company is offering R250.  The strike is still continuing.  It is a lawful strike and we are still on a deadlock but we are trying by all means to bring the company to the table.”  The strike started on 18 May.  The union has donated food parcels to workers to fill the void caused by the strike.  The MD of Spif Beleggings Kevin Traviss blamed the poultry recession as being one of the contributing factors for their inability to meet the workers’ demands.  He added the continuous strike had violated a picketing agreement signed by both parties at the CCMA.

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