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sabcANA reports that two trade unions at the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Monday threatened to resume their strike against a proposed salary increment following another impasse with the employer.  

The public broadcaster met with the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers’ Union (Bemawu) on Friday and with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Monday, at which meetings a revised wage offer was communicated.  Last month, the two unions went on a short strike after demanding a 10% increase for workers across the board, backdated to April 2017, but the cash-strapped SABC stood firm on its “zero percent offer”.  Now, the SABC has offered both unions a 4.5% increase for the last six months of the 2017/2018 financial year for employees in the bargaining unit, to be paid at a later stage when the organisation is financially stable.  The unions then met with their members to provide them with the feedback, and the members declined the offer.  They have apparently decided to proceed with their strike action on Thursday.  SABC management said it would continue engaging with the unions to try and resolve the impasse.

  • Read this report in full at The Citizen
  • See too, SABC: We don't have money for wage increases, at EWN

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