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sabcEWN reports that the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) has turned to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to help resolve a salary dispute at the SA  Broadcasting Corporation (SABC).  

This came after an internal dispute process last week yielded no results.  On the previous Friday, the union had re-lodged a dispute internally with the public broadcaster demanding a 10% salary increase for employees.  But the SABC refused to increase its offer of 0%, resulting in Bemawu filing a dispute with the CCMA.  The union's Hannes du Buisson said that if the broadcaster failed to negotiate, a strike would be back on the cards.  “We are waiting for CCMA to schedule conciliation and if they don’t within 30 days then we can go on strike,” he indicated.

  • This short report by Mia Lindeque is at EWN

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