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sabcEWN reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) is trying to resume its strike over salaries at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) after it was forced to abandon the action last week.  

The union called off the work stoppage on Friday, citing logistical issues.  Workers are demanding a 10% salary increase.  Bemawu's Hannes du Buisson advised:  “We have filed a new dispute on Friday and we are awaiting on the SABC to schedule a dispute resolution meeting in respect of that new dispute and for the CCMA to issue a certificate of non-resolution, should the SABC not resolve the issue.”  Last week the public broadcaster ordered staff to return to work or face disciplinary action.  Meanwhile, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is demanding a 15% hike, but its members have not been on strike.

  • A short report by Mia Lindeque is at EWN
  • See too, SABC salary increase dispute yet to reach a conclusion, at TimesLive

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