SABC staff embark on strike
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 14, 2017
On Thursday morning SABC employees downed tools once again.
This follows ongoing negotiations between SABC and trade unions regarding salary increases.
SABC has stated that the company regrets the decision taken by workers to down tools once again.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) have both rejected SABC’s latest 4.5% wage increase offer and on Tuesday threatened to strike once again.
Bemawu and CWU went on strike in November after it had been announced that there would be no salary increase.
The demanded increases were rejected by SABC, on account of a lack of funds.
It has been emphasised that broadcasting will not be hindered due to the strike.
This has caused confusion among social media users who claim that the strike will not be taken seriously if the national broadcaster is still active.
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The most useless strike in the world #SABCStrike
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