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sabcBusinessLive reports that after a failed attempt to force the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to increase workers’ salaries‚ the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) has re-lodged a dispute with the public broadcaster.  

The union’s Hannes du Buisson indicated that they had instituted a fresh salary dispute‚ demanding a 10% salary increase.  He explained:  “We are now waiting for them to schedule a dispute resolution meeting‚ and we believe if they are serious in settling this dispute‚ they would do it in that particular meeting.  If not‚ then of course the dispute will automatically proceed to the CCMA‚ but this time around it will be under our name‚" said Du Buisson.  Bemawu’s work stoppage last week was called off, apparently because of logistical issues.  Bemawu represents about 1‚800 members at the SABC‚ and the Communication Workers Union (CWU), which did not undertake industrial action last week, has about 1‚500.  Du Buisson declared:  "If this issue is not resolved‚ we will issue a strike notice again‚ after we receive a fresh mandate from our members.”  SABC’s acting CEO Nomsa Philiso confirmed that Bemawu has lodged a new dispute, but said the dispute resolution meeting was not likely to take place this week.

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