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satawu thumb medium90 101TimesLive reports that SA Transport and Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu)-affiliated security guards at Chubb Fire and Security SA were due to embark on a strike from Monday.  

Satawu spokesperson Zanele Sabela said that the union had served Chubb with a 48-hour strike notice on Friday‚ after negotiations that began in December last year remained unresolved despite intervention from the CCMA.  According to Satawu, management has refused to sign an agency shop agreement that will ensure that Chubb workers who are not affiliated to a union pay an agency fee equivalent to the union subscription.  Management has apparently also refused to implement a promotion policy which was agreed to by both parties.  Satawu furthermore wants Chubb to pay managers a weekend stand-by allowance of R1‚000 per month‚ while the company is only willing to pay R350.  Also, the union wants the company to align the date it implements the annual wage increase to the industry norm of 1 September‚ instead of on 1 January.

  • Read this report by Nomahlubi Jordaan in full at TimesLive

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