1 August 2013
Nola Food Corp – Wits
This is a factory based in Roodepoort where more than 200 of SACCAWU members has been on strike since the 25th of July and currently remain on strike. This Company processes and distributes cooking oil, margarine, rusks and pet food amongst others. Workers initially demanded an increase of 10.5% across the board, while management only offered 6.5%. In a subsequent meeting during the strike held on the 29th of July, in an attempt to break the deadlock and resolve this dispute, workers revised their offer to 8.5% across the board. This was rejected by the Company which has not shifted from its initial offer of 6.5%. After consulting with member again, striking workers view the attitude of management as extremely intransigent despite attempts by the Union to resolve the dispute and decided to continue the strike. The workers remain united and stand firmly behind their demands.