The strike by more than 5 000 SACCAWU members has now been concluded on the basis of a collective agreement on substantive terms and conditions of employment. The agreement covers the following key areas:
– An increase of 8.0% or R 600-00 per month, whichever is the greater for categories 1 and 2 for year 1;
– An increase of 8.5% or R3.08 increase per hour for category 3 for year 1;
– An increase of 8% or R630 per month, whichever is the greater for categories 1 and 2 for year 2;
– An increase of 9% or R3.23 increase per hour whichever is the greater for category 3 for year 2;
Hours of Work for Category 3;
An increase in the guaranteed monthly scheduled working hours to 150 with effect from 1 November 2017.
Category 3 is in the main comprised of workers that through engagement between the Company and the Union; have been converted from Labour Brokers supply and casuals, into permanent status. Backpay for this category of workers also includes payment for the increase in the guaranteed monthly scheduled working hours, from the 1st of April. Engagements for gradual phased integration and parity, are to be undertaken on the secondary issues process currently underway.