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protestTimeslive reports that KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) horse grooms are still in limbo as they wait to hear about their demanded salary increase.  

Following a big protest on Wednesday‚ which saw close to 700 grooms picket outside the entrance to Summerveld‚ a premier horse training facility‚ a wage negotiation meeting was set to take place on Tuesday.  But this was postponed due to the unavailability of a labour union representative.  The agreement that a meeting would be held in effect prevented a strike from affecting the Durban July‚ which took place just three days later.  The meeting was set to discuss the demands made by the grooms‚ which included a wage increase to R25 per hour.  The trainers had offered R20 an hour for a guaranteed minimum 40-hour week - or 80 hours in a 14-day cycle - which amounted to R3‚500 per month‚ excluding any overtime.  The date for a new meeting has not yet been set.

  • A short report by Lwandile Bhengu is at Timeslive

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