SABC staffers threaten to resume strike

JOHANNESBURG – South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees aligned with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media & Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) have yet again threatened to resume their strike following another wage deadlock.

Last month, CWU and Bemawu went into a strike after the cash-strapped SABC board failed to meet a 10 percent raise demanded by workers.

The strike was soon called off following legal technicalities, with the board promising to resolve the wage issue as early as possible.

It is reported the cash-strapped SABC has failed to deliver what they promised before and are now offering a 4.5% for the last six months of the financial year rather than the 10% demanded by workers since April.

Bemawu and CWU are all rejecting the offer and they demand a better offer or they will again call on the strike to all employees

SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago says it’s regrettable that both unions have declined the offer, adding that the public broadcaster is in no position to afford a 10 percent raise to every employer.

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