Shoprite workers are hitting the streets on Friday.
South African Commercial‚ Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) are staging a nationwide strike, demanding double pay on public holidays and free transport for those working nightshift.
Clement Manyathela (in for Stephen Grootes on The Midday Report) interviewed Saccawu’s Mike Tau.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).
Our members came out in numbers… the attendance is very good…— Mike Tau, Saccawu
They [management] proposed last minute talks, but put in conditions…— Mike Tau, Saccawu
The strike will continue until midnight… tomorrow it’s back to normal.— Mike Tau, Saccawu
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