1 August 2013
SACCAWU KZN CURRENT STRIKES At Some Spar outlets
Members of the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU) in KZN employed by Umlazi Mega Spar in Durban Local and Richmond Spar in Pietermaritzburg Local are currently embarking on wage strikes as a result of the refusal by both Spar stores to meet workers demands.
Both strikes commenced today the 1st August 2013 and shall continue until these companies meet the workers demands.
At Umlazi Mega Spar the issues in dispute are;
- ATB increase of R350
- Two weeks Guaranteed 13th Cheque
- SACCAWU National Provident
Whilst at Richmond Spar the issues in dispute are;
- ATB of R260 or 8% whichever is greater
- Adjustment to Sectoral Determination for those earning below
- SACCAWU National Provident Fund
- Proper job categories
- 25% Bonus
- Guaranteed 27 Hours for Casual employees
It should be noted that the above demands are for settlement purposes, however both these Spar Stores have totally refused to meet same despite our attempt to avoid strikes.
Umlazi Mega Spar has even tried to interdict our strike which was rejected by the Labour Court and we commend the Judge for doing justice to workers who are earning such low wages.
At Richmond Spar whilst our intention was a one day strike the company has resorted to lock us out and as a result the strike shall continue until the company meet our demands.
We therefore urge communities in both Richmond and Umlazi to support our members on their struggle to restore their dignity. We further urge all COSATU, ANC and SANCO members in these two areas to be with members during the period of these strikes as
“AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL”.