SACTWU strike at Queenspark Print
Monday, 24 October 2016 00:00


Press Release: Immediate


The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has embarked on a protected (legal) wage strike action at Queenspark's distribution outlet in Perth Road, in Wynberg in Cape Town.

Annual wage negotiations have deadlocked, and mediation at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation & Arbitration  (CCMA) has failed to resolve the dispute. The CCMA issued a certificate of Non-Resolution of the dispute on 18th October 2016, where-after SACTWU issued a 48 hour notice of strike action, as is required by the provisions of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

The strike commenced on Friday 21st October 2016, following a strike ballot in which 91% of 42 workers who had voted, voted in favour of strike action.

The company's final offer was a 6% wage increase, which was rejected by workers, who in turn mandated the union to revert to its original 15% package increase demand. Our door is of course still open.

Current average wage levels is about R4 800 per month.

SACTWU demands a living wage!


Issued by

SACTWU

Andre Kriel

General Secretary


If further information is required, kindly contact our Branch Organiser responsible for the negotiations on this matter, Mr Frank Hughes, on cell number 079 53964 36

SACTWU strike at Queenspark