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sabcANA reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) said on Wednesday that it was concerned by the looming workers’ strike after the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) declined to end the wage impasse.  

The SABC met with Bemawu and the Communication Workers Union (CWU), where the board proposed that wage negotiations be reopened and a neutral facilitator be appointed to aid the talks.  Bemawu members thereafter decided to proceed with the strike on Thursday.  CWU was not available to state whether it would be striking or not.  The unions issued the SABC with a 48-hour strike notice on Monday.  Both unions are demanding a 10% increase for workers across the board, backdated to April 2017, but the SABC says it cannot move from its “zero percent offer”.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, SABC staff set to go on strike after wage talks collapse, at EWN

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