SACCAWU wants answers on Edcon’s bailout

eNCA writes that the South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union wants Edcon to account for its current state. Saccawu says management must be held responsible. The retailer is battling to survive, owes its creditors billions of rand, and announced plans to retrench at least 22,000 workers.

“It is only fair that where a bailout was tendered and a cash injection was made on an institution then such an institution should come back and say ‘this is where we are at, and this is what we have managed to achieve with the cash injection that was made’,” said Ramatlhodi. Saccawu spokesperson Lucas Ramatlhodi says Edcon needs to account for the bailout. Edcon is citing load-shedding and the lockdown as contributing factors to its collapse.

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Public service unions mull latest wage offer

News24 writes that unions in the public service have continued canvassing their membership in the past week on the latest offer by government aimed at securing a public wage deal, while only two unions at the Public Service Coordinating Bargaining Council (PSCBC) have accepted. On 9 July, government, through the Department of Public Service and […]

POPCRU Update on wage negotiations

As had been communicated on Wednesday, the 7th of July 2021, wage negotiations commenced again today, the 9th of July 2021, wherein the employer presented their final offer. The employer has not moved an inch from their previous offer, and have refused to entertain any substantive issues in the draft agreement, indicating that what is […]