Saccawu announces end to strike at Massmart companies

Fin24 reports that after a heated state of affairs with employers in November, the South African Consumer, Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) announced an end to its strike at Massmart’s stores on Monday afternoon. The union managed to get a R400 or 4.5% increase across the board – whichever is greater – at Builders after striking for an increase of R500 across the board and rejecting an initial offer of R320. The Massmart notice said the increase of 4.5% on the hourly rate would come into effect retrospectively from 1 July 2021 for all permanent part-time employees who are members of the union. Saccawu spokesperson Sithembele Tshwete confirmed the notice, saying: “Workers are to return to work this afternoon, those [who] work in shifts. An agreement was signed with the group settling all strikes at Builders, Game and Masscash”.