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saccawu thumb100 News24 reports that Shoprite employees nationwide embarked on a two-day protest on Wednesday and Thursday to demand better working hours, permanent jobs and provision of late-night transport.  

Small groups of staff protested outside their respective supermarkets to voice their frustrations.  The SA Commercial‚ Catering and Allied Workers’ Union (Saccawu) said workers were demanding a guaranteed 40-hour work week and transport for employees who worked late shifts, also for part-time employees to be employed permanently after at least five years.  In a statement, the union said it had engaged with Shoprite regarding the workers' needs, but had failed to reach an agreement.  Shoprite stores remained open for business, despite the small groups of employees picketing outside.  Shoprite Group Holdings said in a statement that the company respected the rights of the employees to protest.  It noted that resolving the matter was a priority.

  • Read this report by Chanté Schatz in full at News24

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