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More than 4 000 Sun International South Africa (SISA) workers to take strike action

31 October 2013

More than 4 000 Sun International South Africa (SISA) workers to take strike action

 After months of negotiations between SACCAWU and Sun International and the conclusion of the CCMA processes without resolution of the dispute, the Union was granted a certificate that allow members to embark on protected strike action. More than 4 000 SACCAWU members from sixteen Sun International establishments (hotels and casino’s) across the country will go on strike on the 1st November where they will march and handover a memorandum with their demands to management.

 The following establishments will be affected by the strike:

  •  Boardwalk Casino & Hotel;
  • Fish River Sun;
  • Carnival City,
  • Carousel;
  • Maslow Hotel;
  • Meropa Casino;
  • Morula Sun;
  • Sun City;
  • Golden Valley Casino;
  • Grand West Casino;
  • Table Bay Hotel;
  • Sibaya Casino;
  • Wild Coast Sun;
  • Flamingo;
  • Naledi Sun;
  • Windmill Casino.

Protests marches will take place at the following establishments where Union members will hand over a memorandum with demands to Company representatives at 13h00.

  •  Boardwalk Casino & Hotel;
  • Grand West Casino;
  • Windmill Casino;
  • Sun City;
  • Wild Coast Sun.

 Unresolved issues include, wages, night shift allowances, increase of working hours for the equivalent of permanent part-time employees, increase in the housing subsidy and extension of bargaining categories to include higher wage employees.

The Union demands;

  • 10% across the board
  • Night shift allowance of R5 per hour
  • Guaranteed 160 hours work per month for all permanent part-time employees
  • Increase in housing subsidy
  • Extension of bargaining categories to include higher wage earning employees that will allow the Union to negotiate wages for these categories.

 The demands of the workers are reasonable and in the context of the enormous profits made by Sun International affordable.

 While SACCAWU has exhausted all avenues to resolve the dispute before embarking on strike, the attitude of Sun International has remained intransigent and hostile throughout the negotiations demonstrating little inclination to resolve the dispute.

 After the one day strike the Union will assess Sun International’s response before deciding on further cause of action, including the calling of a full blown strike.

 SACCAWU as always been and still remain willing to meet with the company and consider any new offers beyond the current 6.5% increase offered by Sun International.

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