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DisChemTimesLive writes that Dis-Chem pharmacies were due to be hit by protest action on Wednesday, with striking workers around the country planning to air their grievances.  

Dis-Chem employees affiliated to the National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers (Nupsaw), who initially went on strike on 16 November, intend to ramp up the pressure with pickets.  They have declared Wednesday “Dis-Chem D-Day”.  The SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) pledged its support for the striking workers, whose demands include higher wages and an annual bonus.  “Saftu is calling on all its members and all workers to demonstrate their solidarity on that D-Day with a nationwide protest," the union federation said in a statement.  Wage talks between Nupsaw and Dis-Chem deadlocked over the union’s demands for a minimum wage of R12,500 across the board, an increase of 12.5% for those earning above R12,500, a guaranteed annual bonus and a review of the bonus policy.

  • Read the full original report by Nomahlubi Jordaan at TimesLive

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