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DisChemANA reports that the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has come out in support of workers who are preparing for a countrywide strike at Dis-Chem Pharmacies starting on Wednesday.  

Saftu affiliate, the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw), last week announced that it was preparing for a strike at Dis-Chem for being denied recognition and organisational rights in terms of Labour Relations Act (LRA).  Saftu said that it agreed fully with Nupsaw that “the employer’s stubborn and extreme behaviour regarding the union’s organisational rights has now set the stage for conflict and has left us with no other option but take this very unfortunate and painful decision, considering that it might also affect the sick and the frail who buy from Dis-Chem pharmacies”.  Saftu called on all its members to join Nupsaw members in any action it takes in support of the strike.  As at 30 June 2017, Dis-Chem had 115 stores in South Africa.

  • Read this report by Emsie Ferreira in full at The Citizen
  • Read Saftu’s press statement in this regard at Saftu online

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