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DisChemSowetanLive reports that the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw) has reached an agreement with Dis-Chem after its members downed tools for non-payment of bonuses.  

Workers affiliated to Nupsaw picketed last week outside the Dis-Chem warehouse in Midrand‚ claiming employees had been denied recognition and organisational rights.  Nupsaw’s Solly Malema said the union and the company had agreed on the payment of bonuses which were supposed to have been paid in December.  The bonuses will apparently now be paid on or before 5 February.  Malema also reported that the union had been informed that its members were turned away when they reported for work on Monday.  He commented:  “If they dismiss our members for embarking on a legal strike‚ we will take a campaign against them.  They can’t fire workers for being on a legal strike.”  Malema furthermore said the union would be going after Fidelity after reports that the company was exploiting its workers.  “They were busy protecting Dis-Chem‚ now we want to see who will be protecting them when we come after them,” he stated

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